Director General (DG) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Sakil Ahmed on Tuesday inaugurated the fish releasing programme as part of successful implementation of the National Fisheries Week-2022 with the slogan 'Nirapad Mache Bharbo Desh, Bangabandhu Bangladesh'.
The National Fisheries Week began July 23 with the aim of making the country's people more aware of and involved in increasing safe fish production.
On this occasion, he released the fish fry of different species of fish in the pond adjacent to Shaheed Captain Ashraf Hall of BGB headquarters in Pilkhana this morning.
In his speech during fish fry releasing programme, the DG of the BGB said that the importance of meat in building a healthy nation is immense. Fish fulfills the bulk of our non-vegetarian needs. Therefore, there is no alternative to fisheries in the present context, he said.
He also said that Bangladesh is a country of rivers, canals and ponds. if fish is cultivated at the individual and institutional level without abandoning all these ponds and reservoirs, it is possible to earn a lot of foreign exchange by exporting it after meeting up the national nutritional needs.
The top official of the paramilitary force called upon every BGB member to cultivate fish by renovating all the ponds and reservoirs in all regions, institutions, sectors, battalions and BOPs of the BGB. He expressed his firm belief that every member of BGB will contribute strongly to building Sonar Bangla, the dream of the father of the nation, by participating spontaneously in all the great works of the country, not only fishing.