December 11, ’14. The Sixth International Botanical Conference was held 6 through 7th December, 2014. The Inaugural session was held at 10.00 a.m. on 6th December, at Nawab Nawab Ali Senate Hall, Dhaka University. The Chief guest was Mr. Tofael Ahmed, MP, the Honorable Minister for Commerce. The special guests were: Ms. Mehr Afroz Chumki, the State Minister for Women and Children and Dr. Hakim Md. Yousuf Harun Bhuiyan, the Managing Director, the Hamdard Labotories, Prof. Dr. A.A.M.S Arefin Siddique, the Vice Chancellor and Patron in Chief. Prof. M. Imdadul Hoque, the Secretary General of the Botanical Society, read the welcome address and introduced the foreign delegates. Prof. M. M. Haque, the President, Bangladesh Botanical Society Chaired the inaugural Session. Dr. Prof. Ansarul Karim, the Managing Director, the Environment Management Consultants Ltd. presented his Keynote speech.
There were over 300 local members and 14 foreign delegates of which 3 were from Japan, 8 from India, one from Iran, Dr Andrew F. Roberts and Professor Dr Kamaluddin Chowdhury from the USA. The conference continued for two days. There were as many as six sessions including the Poster session. A good number of research papers were read in each session.
As usual the conference ended with the Annual General Meeting of the Society. [Summarized by Prof. Dr. M. M. Haque]