World Food Day observed in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA The World Food Day-2019 was observed in

the district on Wednesday as elsewhere in the country and the globe with a

call to achieve food security for the people through increasing production of

healthy diets.

This year's theme of the day is our actions are our future-healthy diets

for zero hunger world.

Marking the day, the department of food and department of agriculture

extension (DAE) chalked out the elaborate programmes in cooperation with

district administration.

In the morning, a rally led by deputy commissioner (DC) was brought out

from the premises of District Collectorate Building here and ended at the

same venue after parading the main roads of the town.

Later, a discussion meeting was held at the conference room of the DC here

on the significance of the day with deputy director (DD) of DAE Dr. SM

Ferdous in the chair.

DC Abdul Matin addressed the meeting as the chief guest and district

controller of food Jahirul Islam was present at the event as the special

guest.

District training officer of DAE Showkat Osman and journalists Sarker M.

Shahiduzzaman and Abedur Rahman Swapon addressed the meeting, among others.

The speakers in their speeches said the world food day is significant as

it is being dedicated to the effort on how to achieve the food security for

the huge number of people across the globe.

Different unhealthy foods are being included in our daily diets and these

are creating health related complexities among the people including the

innocent children due to consumption, they also said.

They also stressed the need for avoiding consumption of unhealthy and

adulterated food as unscrupulous food suppliers use various colorful

chemicals in the food items to attract the consumers which are harmful for

the human body.

DC Abdul Matin in his speeches said the government led by Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to ensure safe and nutritious

food for the people of the country since 2009.

The country has been self-sufficient in food production for taking

uninterrupted efforts by the government and the number of poor and extreme

poor has been significantly declining, the DC added.

DD of DAE Dr. SM Ferdous in the concluding speeches said it is very

essential to ensure nutrition security along with achieving food security and

to end this, the officials of the DAE are working seriously and sincerely.

A large number of people including govt. officials and employees of the

food department and the DAE and journalists of print and electronic media

took part in the programmes.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)