Mymensingh, 01 February (BAU Correspondent/OurVoice): Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamed of creating a hunger free nation. He wanted to bring revolution in agriculture and now it has become the reality. Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) is working as a precursor of completing the dream of Bangabandhu.
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Advisor Prof Dr Gowher Rizvi said that at the inauguration ceremony of two-day workshop on annual research progress of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) held at Syed Nazrul Islam Conference Hall in the campus on Saturday.
He also said, during our liberation war our population was about 70 million and we were not self-sufficient in food. Today, despite the population of being more than 160 million, we have been able to achieve food security. Poverty reduction is one of the major goals of SDG implementation. The poverty rate was around 44 percent in 1991. Under the strong leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the poverty rate has dropped to below 20 percent.
Director of BAURES Prof Dr Abu Hadi Nur Ali Khan presided over the program while Prof Dr Gowher Rizvi addressed the workshop as chief guest. Vice-Chancellor of BAU Prof Dr Lutful Hassan was present as chief patron. Pro-VC of BAU Prof Dr Md Jasimuddin Khan, President of BAU Teachers’ Association (BAUTA) Prof Dr Farida Yeasmin Bari and Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) Dr Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar were also present as special guest. Prof Dr Richard W. Bell from Murdoch University of Australia presented the keynote at the program.
Top 15 researchers were awarded ‘Global Research Impact Recognition Award’ based on the international standard h-Index in the program.