Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Monday said the innovative ideas from the youth should be utilised in escalating nutrition activities.
“Youths should be involved in nutrition campaigns so that they can utilise their talent for promoting activities on nutritional strategies,” he said. He also mentioned the International Nutrition Olympiad will play an important role in achieving the goals of the nutrition sector.
Sadhan Chandra said Bangladesh has ensured food security by achieving self-sufficiency under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Nutritional security will soon be ensured through providing safe and nutritious food for all. The role of the youth would be important here,” he said.
The minister emphasised the importance of raising nutritional awareness among the people through involving teachers of school, college, madrasa and imams of mosques in the campaign.
Members of the Nutrition Club, especially the youth, can play an effective role in preventing malnutrition, he said.
The minister also said his ministry will extend all possible assistance to the youth for enhancing their creativity and leadership ability.
Food Secretary Mosammat Nazmanara Khatun presided over the programme.