Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Thursday) inaugurated “Development Fair-2019”, organised by the Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka.
The PKSF arranged the seven-day fair with a view to expanding the market of products made by marginal people and participants of different programmes of PKSF.Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal was present as the special guest at the inaugural function, while PKSF Chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad presided over it.
PKSF Managing Director Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah delivered the welcome address at the function.
Ministers, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, diplomats, distinguished persons and high civil and military officials were also present at the function.
At the function, lifetime achievement award was given to former agriculture minister Begum Matia Chowdhury for her outstanding contributions to the development of agriculture, ensuring welfare of the farmers and alleviating poverty.
The prime minister handed over the award to Matia Chowdhury.
Five seminars have been arranged in the seven-day fair.A total of 130 organisations, including associate bodies of PKSF from rural areas, different public and private organizations, research and information technology (IT) institutions and service-oriented organizations have set up 190 stalls in the fair.
Agricultural, foods and traditional products manufactured by small entrepreneurs of grassroots level will be on display.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 8.30 pm every day.