They made the call on Saturday in separate messages on the occasion of "Fruit Tree Planting Fortnight" from June 16 to 30, and "National Fruit Fair" from June 16 to 18. Terming this year’s theme of the "Fruit Tree Planting Fortnight" and "National Fruit Fair" as time-befitting, both the president, and the prime minister wished success of all programs marking the occasion, and hoped that those programs would create awareness among the people. He said the "Fruit Tree Planting Fortnight" and "National Fruit Fair" will help enrich the knowledge of the new generation about different varieties of traditional local fruits, and also encourage them to cultivate and partake. Now, ensuring security of nutrition is a challenge, she said, adding that steps will have to be taken to ensure the supply of local fruits, which are rich with nutrients, for the general population. So, it is necessary to increase local fruit farming using modern technologies, the prime minister added.
Source: Dhaka Tribune June 15, 2019 16:18 UTC