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Tree fair to begin July 30 in Gaibandha

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GAIBANDHA – A 7-day long fruit bearing, timber and medicinal tree fair will begin on Independence Square premises of the town here on July 30 amid much enthusiasm to all the concerned.Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and Social Forest Department, Rangpur have jointly arranged the fair in cooperation with district administration in a bid to protect the environment from its degradation and to save the country from catastrophe of climate change.To make the fair a grand success, a preparatory meeting was also held at the conference room of district collectorate building here recently with deputy commissioner (DC) M. Abdus Samad in the chair while additional deputy commissioner (General) M. Shamsul Azam was the moderator.Deputy Director(DD) of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin, assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Prantosh Kumar, president of Gaibandha Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shajada Anwarul Quadir, general secretary of district nursery owners’ association freedom fighter Saidur Rahman and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman addressed the meeting, among others.DD of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin in his address of welcome said as the prices of all species of fruits are very costly; there is no alternative to producing local and indigenous fruits abundantly to meet up the growing demand of nutrition for the people.After elaborate discussion, different programmes have been chalked out to hold the fair to be launched from July 30. The programmes include bringing out rally, discussion meeting, saplings distribution, holding seminar, and prize distribution to the best stall owners.Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, MP, is likely to inaugurate the fair on July 30 as the chief guest, concerned sources said.BSS

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