Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim called upon the cadets of Marine Fisheries Academy to become ambassadors of Bangladesh so that they could uplift the image of the country positively.
"The Marine Fisheries Academy was established by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, the architect of independent Bangladesh. In order to build the 'Sonar Bangla' of Bangabandhu's dream, the cadets of this institution have to become ambassadors of Bangladesh. They have to work with honesty to brighten the image of Bangladesh at home and abroad," he said.
The minister also recalled the contribution of Captain Masuq Hassan Ahmed, former principal of the Marine Fisheries Academy, who died of Covid-19 recently.
With Marine Fisheries Academy Principal Captain Mohammad Waseem Maqsood in the chair, the programme was attended, among others, by Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Raunak Mahmud as special guest.
Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Shyamal Chandra Karmakar, Joint Secretary Md Mashiur Rahman and senior officials of the ministry, Karnafuli Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Chattogram Shahina Sultana, officials of Chattogram Divisional and District Fisheries Department, Livestock Department, Marine Fisheries Academy were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the minister unveiled the naming plaque of the Marine Fisheries Academy which was named after Captain Masuq Hassan Ahmed Auditorium' and inaugurated the newly named auditorium by cutting the ribbon.