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Development fair being held in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, JAN 12, 2018 (BSS) - A 3-day long development fair-2018 is being held at district and upazila headquarters here as elsewhere in the country from yesterday with the theme of "Role Model of Development, Sheikh Hasina's Bangladesh.

The main objective of the fair is to focus the development activities of the government to build Bangladesh a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the fair through video conferencing at a function held at Ganabhaban, Dhaka on Thursday.

District administration is organizing the fair on Independence Square of the town here in a befitting manner. The three day programmes include reality show, quiz and debate competition, cultural function and prize distribution among the winners.

Talking to the BSS, deputy commissioner (DC) Gautam Chandra Pal said a total of 70 stalls of government and non government departments were set up in the fair.

Similar fairs are also being held at upazila headquarters of the district at the management of the respective upazila administrations, the DC added.