World Milk Day-2023 was observed here on Thursday in a befitting manner.
The main theme of the day this year was "Sustainable Dairy, Good for the Planet, Good for You".
Netrakona district administration and district livestock department jointly chalked out different programs including bringing out a colorful rally and holding a discussion meeting marking the day.
As part of the day's programs, a colorful rally was brought out from the district livestock office premises and the rally was ended at the same place after parading main roads of the district town.
The rally was followed by a discussion meeting on the district livestock office premises.
Chaired by additional deputy commissioner (general) Mohammad Mamun Khandakar, the discussion was addressed, among others, by chairman of Netrakona Zila parishad Asit Kumar Sarker Sazal, chairman of Netrakona sader upazila parishad Ataur Rahman Manik, panel chairman of Netrakona municipality SM Mahosin Alam and district livestock officer Dr. Mohammad Wahedul Alam.
The speakers called for boosting of milk production and consumption to keep the people including children free from malnutrition problems for building a healthy society as well as the healthy nation.
"Milk consumption is very necessary for both physical and mental development of the children and normal growth and development of the human body " they said, adding that the present government under the dynamic leadership of premier Sheikh Hasina has been implementing different programs to boost milk production through developing the country's livestock sector.
Another report adds from Gaibandha: The World Milk Day-2023 was observed in the district as elsewhere in the country and the globe Thursday to raise awareness among the people about the incredible merits of drinking milk.
This years’ theme of the day is "Sustainable Dairy, Good for the Planet and Good for You".
Marking the day, the Department of Livestock chalked out elaborate programmes in cooperation with the district administration and the Institute of Livestock, Science and Technology (ILST) here.
In the morning, around 11am, a rally was brought out from the ILST and ended at the same venue after parading the main roads of the district town. Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Gaibandha Oliur Rahman led the rally.
Then, a discussion was also held at the hall room of the ILST, located at the Board Bazar of the town with DC Oliur Rahman in the chair.
Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker MahabubAra Begum Gini virtually joined the programme as chief guest and Additional Police Super Ibne Mizan spoke at the event as special guest.
District Livestock Officer (DLO) Dr. Masudur Rahman Sarker joined the function as chief discussant.
Terming the milk as an extremely impressive source of calcium, the DLO urged all to create much awareness among all sections of people about the incredible merits of milk.
The DLO also urged all to take 300ml of low-fat milk per day to be healthy and make the human body physically fit Whip Gini in her speech said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been implementing various programmes for overall development of the livestock department.
Because of it, the milk production has increased more compared to the previous time and the produced milk is playing significant role to meet up the deficiency of protein side by side with manufacturing milk mixed food items in the country, she added.
A large number of learners of the ILST, invited guests and journalists attended the programmes.