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2018-03-01 14:58:35 BdST

Pursue practical education on agriculture: PM to Students


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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested students to pursue practical education on agriculture, saying that there is nothing of shame to work on land or plant seedlings, BSS reports.

"We're providing education to our children. But after pursuing education, they don't want to work on land. I think they should be given (practical) education on agriculture as it provides food and raw materials to us," she said.

The prime minister said the students should receive practical education on agriculture as there is nothing of shame to work on land or plant seedlings.

"Rather they will feel pride when fruits are yielded at their own garden and later they will eat those after plucking by their own hands," she added.

The prime minister said this while distributing Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshkar 1423,(Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award -1423), the highest state recognition in the agriculture sector, in Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Thursday morning.

Sheikh Hasina also directed the agriculture ministry to take measures for incorporating practical education on agriculture in curriculum.

"I would like to tell the agriculture minister to make such a special arrangement so that our students become sincere in agriculture work," she said.

The Ministry of Agriculture arranged the function with Agriculture Minister and Chairman of Bangabandhu Krishi Puroshkar Trust Begum Matia Chowdhury in the chair.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda was present at the function as the special guest.

Senior Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah delivered the welcome address and also conducted the award-giving ceremony.

On behalf of the winners, Begum Farhana Yasmin of Jessore addressed the occasion.

In 1973, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman introduced the award in order to take forward the agri-based economy of the newly independent country.

This year, 32 individuals and organisations were honoured with Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshkar for their outstanding contribution to different fields in agriculture.

The premier handed over five gold medals, nine silver medals and 18 bronze medals to the award winners.

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