The inaugural ceremony of the 11th Governing Board (GB) meeting was held at Officer’s Club, Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 25 September 2017. Mr. Md. Mosharaf Hossain, Additional Secretary (Extension), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced as chief guest at the inaugural occasion while Dr. Bhagya Rani Banik, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) was present as special guest. Mr. Md. Shamsul Haque, Director General (SAARC & BIMSTEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the guest of honor. Dr. Md. Kabir Ikramul Haque, Chairman, Governing Board of SAARC Agriculture centre and Member Director (Fisheries), BARC presided over the inaugural function. Mr. MJH Jabed, Director (Agriculture & Rural Development Division), SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal was present as the representative of the SAARC Secretary General. Moreover, Dr. S. M. Bokhtiar, Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre delivered the welcome address.