The SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh in commemoration to the 33rd SAARC Charter Day and organized an Exhibition cum Regional Seminar on Agricultural Mechanization for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture on 10th December 2017 at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Farmgate, Dhaka. The Charter Day celebrated with several important events like flags hoisting, release of pigeons and balloons, seminar, exhibition and release of the books published by SAC. The exhibition and morning session seminar was inaugurated by Mr. AHM Mustafa Kamal, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
In the afternoon session Begum Matia Chowdhury MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr. T.P. Tiwari, Country representative, CIMMYT-Bangladesh, Dr. Bhagya Rani Banik, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dr. Wais Kabir, Executive Director, Krishi Gobeshona Foundation were present as a special guests. Mr. Mohammad Nazmul Islam, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh presided over the session. In this session a keynote paper was presented by Dr. Gajendra Singh, Emeritus Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Dr. S. M. Bokhtiar, Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre welcomed all dignitaries, guests and participants in the seminar.