'The Khulna Agricultural University is capable of introducing agricultural revolutions with its capabilities'
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni inaugurated the first academic year of Khulna Agricultural University yesterday at its campus.
The education minister said: “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman knew the importance of agriculture in Bangladesh. After his death, the south-west region’s beauty and bounty were throttled by callous people in charge. But now, this region is turning around.
“The Khulna Agricultural University is capable of introducing agricultural revolutions with its capabilities. Once the Padma Bridge is finished, this region will contribute to 1% of the national GDP and 3% to national economic growth.”
The education minister was speaking as the chief guest at the orientation program held at the Khulna deputy commissioner’s office.
She said the Father of the Nation believed in ensuring food safety and job security for all citizens. Dr Dipu Moni also called on the students not to feel concerned over being the first students to a new university, rather consider them part of history.
Also attending the program was State Minister for Labour and Employment Monnujan Sufian, Khulna city Mayor Talukdar Abdul Khalek, Secondary and Higher Education Division Senior Secretary Sohrab Hossain, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Lokman Hossain Mia, the prime minister’s Personal Secretary Wahida Akhter, Khulna Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sarkar Rakibul Islam.
The program was presided over by Khulna Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Prof Shahidur Rahman Khan.