KHULNA, Jan 11, 2018 (BSS) - A three-day "Development Fair-2018" aimed at sharing all information about development activities kicked off in the city today.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the countrywide "Development Fair-2018" through video conference from the capital.
Organised by Khulna district administration, Fisheries and Live Stock Minister Naryan Chandra Chanda inaugurated the fair as the chief guest in front of Khulna Circuit House.
Chaired by Khulna deputy commissioner Amin-ul-Ahsan, Parliement member Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Chairman of Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harun-ur- Rashid, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Lokman Hossain Mia, DIG of Police's Khulna Range Didar Ahmed, Additional Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mahbub Hakim, addressed the function as special guests, among others.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, chief guest Naryan Chandra Chanda said, Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is marching forward in many sectors of socio economic area which are the wonders to the world people.
He said the main purpose of the fair is to display various development activities of present government before the people.
"Nobody in the world now consider Bangladesh as a country of natural disasters, corruption and poverty any more. It has now become a model of development," Chanda said.
The minister said the present government has taken initiatives to become a middle income country where poverty will completely be eradicated by 2021.
Earlier, a colourful rally was brought out from the City's Shaheed Hadis Park led by the Khulna divisional commissioner Lokman Hossain Mia. The rally was ended at the Circuit House premises after parading through main streets of the city.
A total of 120 stalls have been set up in the fair. The fair will open from 9 am and go on till 10 pm everyday alongside discussion meeting, cultural programme including local song (Potgun) related with development by the present government.
Later, the chief guest inaugurated 'Mujib Killa' at the fair premises. District Relief and Rehabilitation Office is carrying out development and repairing works of the Mujib killa.
Architect of Independent Bangladesh and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman built the high mud killa (fort) after visiting cyclone- hit areas in Bhola in 1970. The then high mud killa now known as "Mujib Killa"