Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for cooperation from all as she reiterated her government’s resolve to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will be able to face the present situation (of the coronavirus) Inshallah, we have that belief in us and for this purpose we want cooperation from all,” she said.She said this while giving prestigious Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshkar-1424, (Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award-1424), the highest state recognition in the agriculture sector to 32 individuals and organisations.
The prime minister said that the country is now passing through the second wave of the coronavirus.
In this connection, she said that the number of infections has increased massively while the number of deaths from the deadly virus have also spiked.
She requested all keep themselves protected along with their families.
The prime minister urged the people to follow the health guidelines saying, “This is my special request to you.”
Of the recipients of the award, five received gold medals, nine silver medals and 18 bronze medals for their outstanding contribution to different fields in agriculture.The award giving ceremony was held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium while the Prime Minister joined it virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
These awards were given for their special contribution to agriculture research and expansion, cooperatives motivation, technology innovation, commercial farming, afforestation, rearing livestock and poultry and fish farming.
Agriculture Minister and Chairman of Bangabandhu Krishi Puroshkar Trust Dr M Abdur Razzaque handed over the awards on behalf of the Prime Minister.
Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque And Fisheries and Livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim spoke at the programme.
Maya Rani Baul expressed her feeling in the programme on behalf of the awardees.
A video on the advancement of agricultural sector was screen in the programme.
The prime minister also unveiled cover of a number of publications on the agricultural sector of the country.