Food Minister Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP, addressing as the chief guest at the seminar on ‘Change the future of migration: invest in food security and rural development’ held at Daffodil International University organized by Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering to mark the “ World Food Day -2107”
To mark the “World Food Day-2017”, Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering of Daffodil International University (DIU) organized a seminar on ‘Change the future of migration: invest in food security and rural development’ today on 21 October 2017 (Saturday) at 71 Milonayoton of the university.
Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Food, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present in the seminar as the Chief Guest, while Mr. Dipayan Bhattchariayya, Deputy Country Director-Strategy and Program of World Food Program, Dhaka, Bangladesh was present in the seminar as the guest of Honor. Professor Dr. S M Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University was present as the special guest.Presided over by Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor; Daffodil International University, the seminar was also addressed by Professor Dr. Md. Bellal Hossain.
Food Minister Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP, visiting stalls set up by the students of Nutrition and Food Engineering Department of Daffodil International University beside the seminar at campus premises.
Addressing as the Chief Guest Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP said that Present Government has completely enabled to ensure the food security of country’s 16 crore people.we are now sefsufficient in Food and We are in Number four in producing Rice. The word ‘Monga’ or Famine has disappeared from Bangladesh, Beside these, present government has been working relentlessly to ensure the basic right of having nutritious and safety food for the people.
Minister said, Employment in the rural area has increased more than earlier. To decrease the migration of people from rural to urban , sufficient employment initiatives have been taken by the government including developing infrastructural facilities like electricity, gas and others. He also said, to ensure social security of the rural people, present government has introduced many fold programs including Ashrayan Prokolpo, One House One Farm Project, Old Age Allowance , Widow Allowance, Maternal Nutrition Allowance and Rice distribution program at Tk. 10/ Kg. Activities going on rampant in district level to ensure having safe food. He stressed on that country is advancing ahead to the high way of development and within 2041 Bangladesh will take place as the developed country.
Minister said, we want to ensure the safe food for all and in this regard, we are working in every steps in the process of food production from controlling and maintain the quality of gradients, preparation, processing, packaging and marketing to ensure the safety. Students of Nutrition and Food Engineering are playing an important role to implement it, he added. He urged the students to ensure safe food through their innovative invention, research and using the latest technological development.
While addressing as the guest of Honor Dipayan Bhattchariayya said still now 80 crore people of the world is striving for sufficient food and as a result they suffer from malnutrition. Bangladesh has come back to win that situation as its poverty level decreased from 49 to 24 for the last 16 years, he added.