Mohd Faruk Ahmed Mollah Shariatpur Correspondent:
A colorful rally and discussion meeting was held on the occasion of National Fisheries Week-2022 at Jajira, Shariatpur. (25-July) On Monday morning at 10.00 am, the rally started in front of Jazira Upazila Parishad and ended in front of the old building of Upazila Parishad and a discussion meeting was held in the conference room of Upazila Parishad.
The pre-announced rally and discussion meeting was attended by the upazila executive officer. Kamrul Hasan Sohel, Vice Chairman Ah Jabbar Akon, Upazila Fisheries Officer Abul Basar, Upazila Awami League President G. M. Nurul Haque, general secretary Abu Taleb Chowkidar, upazila election officer Md. Manjur Hossain Khan, officials of various other departments of the upazila along with fishermen of the upazila.
Apart from this, a procession led by the President and General Secretary of Jazira Upazila Awami Fisheries League was seen to show unity in the event and the leaders of Gopalganj Fisheries Association participated in the event.
Jazira Upazila Fisheries Office pre-announced this National Fisheries Week-2022 with the theme “Safe fish-rich country, Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh”.
At the end of the rally and discussion meeting, the program ended with the handing over of two pickup vans to the fishermen after releasing the fry of different species of fish in the pond of the Upazila Parishad.
Before this, last Saturday (July 23) at 10 am in the conference room of Jazira Upazila Parishad, a press conference organized by Upazila Fisheries Office was held and informed about their various activities throughout the week.
In a seven-day program from July 23 from 11 am to carry out awareness campaign through miking in different places of the upazila. On July 24, in the afternoon, held an exchange meeting with fish farmers and fishermen. On July 25, the activities of the Fisheries Week were officially inaugurated with a colorful rally and assembly program including banner-festoons. Apart from this, awarding prizes to successful fish farmers at the local level and releasing fish fry in reservoirs. Discussions and presentation of documentary films on the important progress achieved by the current government in the fisheries sector.
On July 26, conducting mobile courts against various illegal networks. On July 27, providing advice on fish farming to fish farmers in the upazila and testing the soil and water of the fish farmers’ ponds. On July 28, two pickup vehicles were distributed among the successful beneficiaries. On July 29, National Fisheries Week was announced to end, with the evaluation and conclusion of National Fisheries Week-22 being announced.