Heartiest congratulations to Professor Dr. Rakha Hari Sarker of the Department of Botany, University of Dhaka for receiving the gold medal of Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshkar-1423, (Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award-1423), the highest state recognition in the agriculture sector. Big congratulations to him on his new journey as the chairman of Department of Botany. Professor Sarker has received the award for his outstanding contribution in agricultural research. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally handed over this award at a ceremony in Osmani Memorial Auditorium on March 01, 2018. The Ministry of Agriculture arranged the function with Agriculture Minister and Chairman of Bangabandhu Krishi Puroshkar Trust Begum Matia Chowdhury in the chair. Senior Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah delivered the welcome address and also conducted the award-giving ceremony.
Twenty-six individuals and six organisations were today honoured with Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshkar-1423, (Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award-1423), the highest state recognition in the agriculture sector. Of them, five received gold medals, nine silver medals and 18 bronze medals for their outstanding contribution to different fields in agriculture.Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda was present at the function as the special guest. Senior Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah delivered the welcome address and also conducted the award-giving ceremony.On behalf of the winners, Begum Farhana Yasmin of Jessore also spoke. The gold medal winners are: The Department of Fisheries, Alhaj Md Maqbul Hossain, MP, Nazimuddin Chowdhury, Professor Dr Rakh Hari Sarkar and Md Aminul Islam. Each of the gold medal winners received Taka one lakh cash along with an 18-carat gold medal weighing 25 grams, while each silver medal winner got Tk 50,000 cash along with the medal made of 25 grams pure silver and each bronze medal winner received Tk 25,000 cash along with a bronze medal.