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Bangladesh celebrates Unnayan Mela in Agartala

  • Published at 01:39 am October 7th, 2018
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Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Agartala Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain addressed the gathering

In a bid to highlight Bangladesh’s emergence as a developing country under the efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Agartala organized an“Unnayan Mela” (Development Fair) atthe Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan on Saturday.

The occasion was graced by Tripura’s Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman.

The program began with the playing of Bangladesh and India’s national anthems.

Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Agartala Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain addressed the gathering.

He began by paying tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He elaborated as follows: “This is an attempt to highlight the attempts by our honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to develop Bangladesh during the past ten years. The estimate of low-income families has toned down from 15% to 3%. While the estimate of high-income families rose up to 23%- 31%, 2 lakhfamilies have been granted houses. The presentpopulation of Bangladesh is around 160 million. Out of which 150 million are mobile-users. As ofAugust 2018, there are 90 million internet-users. Multimedia facilities have been provided to primary and secondary schools. 100% attendance in schools is registered. Books are provided free of cost. Women are being empowered.Bangladesh now has an electricity generation capacity of 20000 MW compared to 5000 MW in the past.Community cleaning facilities have been provided to 6000 individuals. Aged people numbering 25 lakh are provided a stipend of 400 taka. Widows numbering 10 lakh are provided a stipend of Tk400 as well. In 2011 the rate of foreign investment was$1 billion. In 2015 it has burgeoned into $2 billion. In 2005-06, there were 7-8% forests in Bangladesh. And now there are 17.08% forests.”