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Through the Lens of Change: LEAN Project's journey in the Chittagong hill tracts

  •  This captivating showcase features a compelling array of photographs
  • Artistic creations by school children
  • A poignant video narrative, portraying the evolving lives of the local populace
  • Central to this narrative is their dedicated endeavor to enhance accessibility
Update : 07 Dec 2023, 10:52 AM

Embarking on a visual journey that showcases the essence of improving lives of people in the Chittagong hill tracts (CHT), an exhibition was unveiled on Wednesday.

This captivating showcase features a compelling array of photographs, artistic creations by school children, and a poignant video narrative, portraying the evolving lives of the local populace.

Central to this narrative is their dedicated endeavor to enhance accessibility and embrace a culture of consuming a diverse, safe, and nourishing array of foods.

The exhibition stands as a testament to the community's unwavering commitment to positive change and sustainable well-being.

The European Union funded, Leadership to Ensure Adequate Nutrition (LEAN) project has organized the two day-long photography exhibition at the Abanti Gallery of Fine Arts to demonstrate the project’s interventions, process and key successes to wider level stakeholders towards improving maternal and child nutrition at Chittagong Hill Tracts.

In his speech as the Chief Guest Md Shahidul Alam ndc, Director General (Additional Secretary), Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of Ministry of Food said that, “Nutritious food builds healthy nation and healthy nations is an asset for the world.”

Md Ismiel Hossain, secretary, Ministry of Food praised the organizers for conducting such evidence based showcasing of people’s effort in achieving nutritious food for all.

Edwin Koekkoek, Team Leader, Green Inclusive Development, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh; Dr Barun Kumer Datta, Chief Scientific Officer (Director), Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute were present as special guests.

Country Director of United Purpose Sriramappa Gonchikara presented his closing remark.

The exhibition has displayed photographs of the story of nutrition theme and outcome with related stories showcasing the project’s interventions, artworks drawn by children reflecting their understanding of nutrition aspects in the art competition at their respective school organized by the project.

A documentary film was screened to show the process and outcome of nutrition that was developed by the project.

Apart from these, a demo model of Women Business Center was set at the venue to demonstrate the role of these centers in improving nutrition (Increasing their income and improving nutritional behavioral change) in remote local communities in CHT.

Some of the climate-smart agricultural tools and equipment’s has exhibited to showcase which were adopted by the local farmers to grow more nutritious and diversified food in CHT.

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