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Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB): A Humanitarian Concept-Dr.Syed Md.Zainul Abedin

The humans needs food,fiber and fuel  for their own survival and maintenance .They need  feed and fodder for the management of their domestic animals,fish and pets.Farmers used to  grow these stuff and serve the humanity from time immemorial.They learned through trial and error process how to grow necessary things and manage farming more efficiently.Thus the   specialist group of growers  called ‘agriculturist’ was created.

As the demand for food,feed,fodder,fiber  and fuel increased with the increase of  population coupled with the increase of  complexity in farming practices the use of scientific knowledge became indispensable.Hence techniques of agricultural production started  in educational establishments and research centers.The scholars and scientists who worked to investigate into the secrets of production and management with the help of farmers became experts and were termed ‘Agriculturists’.

Most countries of the world have now agricultural universities and colleges to make graduates in agricultural sciences who are identified as  ‘Agriculturists’.They serve in research centers,universities,colleges,farms,supply chains,various types of government,non-government  and  international offices.They serve there for earning their living in exchange of their expertise.

The experts in agriculture also love to devote themselves for serving people in crises caused by natural disasters like flood,hurricane,typhoon,drought,earth quake,land slide and other calamities.They work to prevent famines and recover from famines through various measures.These group of Agriculturists often works within national boundaries But,they need to work beyond national boundaries too since catastrophes are not limited within national boundaries.The  Agriculturists who actively participate to serve the people in crises and peace are ‘Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB)’.

Time has come to conceptualize, consolidate  and institutionalize the roles and responsibilities of  ‘Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB)’.I invite valuable opinions of all concerned on how an  international humanitarian organization  with the title of  ‘Agriculturists Without Borders (AWB)’  may be  managed effectively.

 

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Seminar held on “Mobile Apps and Future Business & Career” in Daffodil International University :Dr Syed Md Zainul Abedin

A Seminar was held on “Mobile Apps and Future Business & Career” in Daffodil International University(DIU) on 20 July 2013.The seminar was  jointly organized by CTO Forum Bangladesh and Daffodil International University.

The seminar started at the auditorium of Daffodil International University at 0230pm with the welcome speech of Session Chair,  Professor Dr.M.Lutfor Rahman,Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University.

A number of colorful  multimedia presentations were done  on various aspects of “Mobile Apps and Future Business & Career” to a large audience of experts,teachers,students and dignitaries.

Dr.Syed Akhtar Hossain, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science Engineering(CSE) and Mr.Md.Mahmudul Hasan,Senior Lecturer, Department of CSE presented from the Academia.

Mr.Md.Z. H. Lashkar Palash,Chief Technical Officer, D a t a S o f t  S y s t e m s  B D  L i m i t e d and Mr.Lutfor Rahman,Chief Information Officer,Airtel Bangladesh Limited presented from the Industry.

Dr.Ezazul Huq,Tresurer,CTO Forum,Mr.Kanon Kumar Roy,Director General,National Revenue Board and Member CTO Forum and Mr.Taher Ahmed Chowdhury  also a member of CTO Forum spoke on the prospects of Mobile Apps from various angles.

Members of the audience joined discussion after the presentations. It was revealed from the presentations and discussions that  a Mobile Application or Mobile App was a  software application designed to run on smartphones,tablet computers  and other mobile devices. Due to the usability of Mobile Apps their  popularity  has continued to increase. Developing application software for mobile devices emerged as a great opportunity for the trained personnel in this field. The presenters explained how development of mobile apps may be a means of career and business.They demonstrated the lucrative market or business prospects of Mobile Apps.They mentioned that 16 mobile operator companies were functioning in Bangladesh to provide services for the large number of mobile device users. Considering the  utility of various types of Apps students were urged to make best use of the existing and upcoming opportunities.

The seminar was closed by a photo session following  the vote of thanks.

 

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Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh (KIB) :Dr Syed Md Zainul Abedin

An ‘Agriculturist’ is a  graduate from any of the agricultural universities or faculties of Bangladesh or abroad .An ‘Agriculturist’  is also  known as ‘Krishibid’ which means one expert in ‘Agriculture’. The agricultural graduates popularly known as ‘Krishibid’ and ‘Agriculturist’ join the professional society Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) which acts as the central body to look after the education,jobs,professional development,agricultural policy and development issues and relevant interests of  all members and concerned agricultural agencies.The leadership of the Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) is elected through   countrywide election.The election is conducted by Election Commission at the centers located in all  Chapters spread over Bangladesh.

The Present executive council of Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) was however elected uncontested for the years 2013 and 2014 term.A.F.M.Bahauddin Nasim and Mohammad Mobarak Ali have been elected  elected as the President and Secretary General respectively.Professor Dr.Kamal Uddin Ahmed has been elected as the Treasurer of the committee. Professor Dr.Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan,Dr.Md.Rafiqul Islam Mandal,Md.Mohsin Miah,Dr.Md.Rafiqul Islam Mandal,Professor Dr.A.K.M Zakir Hossain,Mohammad Ataur Rahman,Md.Hamidur Rahman,Md.Khairul Alam (Prince) and Dr.G.M.Faruk(Dawn) are some members of the executive body.The full committee may be seen at this link:http://kib.org.bd/files/2012/12/Final-Result.pdf

The present leadership is taking interest in institutionalizing Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB).The activities of this forum was being organized from a century- old house situated in the former Dhaka Farm.The Dhaka Farm was established in 1905 with the goal of introducing modern agriculture on the basis of the recommendation of Famine Commission of India.The Dhaka Farm was also known as Manipuri Farm for a great number of farm laborers who came from Manipur of India and worked in the farm.The Dhaka Farm was a self contained body with laboratories,research institutes and educational centres.The Bangladesh Agricultural Institute located in the farm was later converted to Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) in 2001.As the little house was very inadequate to run the multifarious activities of Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) its  leadership had worked hard to establish a multistory building.The new building of Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) is being constructed in great speed and it is expected that it will be soon inaugurated for usual activities.

Bangladesh is an agricultural economy.Agriculture supports its major income,employment and vital activities.’Krishibids’ or ‘Agriculturists’ play major role in the development of Bangladesh.The national association of agricultural graduates,Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh has been  organizing ‘Krishibid Dibosh’ or ‘Agriculturists’  Day’  on 13 February each year for a number of years.Various events are organized  to review the achievements of the agricultural graduates and strengthen the contributions of the agricultural graduates for the development of Bangladesh.All agricultural agencies of Bangladesh observe this day and take vow for development of agricultural sector of Bangladesh.Graduates working in various government and non -government agencies,universities and private sectors happily  take part in the festivities of the day.

Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh helps promote the education of the talented children of Krishibids who study in various

universities of Bangladesh.It is awarding scholarships to a large number of talented students.The Institution also extends help and support to the ailing Krishibids when they seek  assistance.

The agricultural sector of Bangladesh is composed of crops,livestock,fisheries and forestry.Ministries of Agriculture,Livestock,Fisheries and Forestry of the government administration are mainly manned by the agricultural graduates.Besides,many banks,specialized agencies and NGOs hire Agricultural graduates for their programmes.

Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh regularly takes part in activities relating to planning,appraisal, implementation,execution and evaluation of agricultural    policies and programmes in Bangladesh.It interacts with various government agencies and organizations for realization of its objectives and goals.It also regularly observes various national events with due honor.

Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) organizes traditional cultural events like Pahela Baishakh(the first day of Bengali year) with great enthusiasm.This events being organized in Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) premises for the last couple of years.The whole day programme starts with Panta Ilish and Pitha festival in the morning followed by seminar,discussion and lunch. The later part of the festival includes cultural events,games  and dinner.This annual festival is participated by a large number of Krishibids with their families.Another popular event of Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB) is its annual picnic.Members of the society join the picnic with their families in a scenic picnic spot out of Dhaka and enjoy the whole day there with many interesting activities.The last picnic was organized in Rangamati where more than a thousand individuals attended.The picnic was specially enjoyed by the children and wives of the members.They took part in many games,cultural function,quiz etc.They enjoyed the adjoining forest and photography  in the wonderful spot.You can see a photograph of the picnic at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8451435387/

Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh maintains a website, http://kib.org.bd/ for sharing its activities with the members and concerned authorities.You are invited to visit the website and get the updates of the activities of   Krishibid Institution,Bangladesh(KIB).

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Workshop on Research to Inform Food and Nutrition Security Policies in Dhaka,Bangladesh:Dr.Syed Md.Zainul Abedin

 

A two-day Workshop on Research to Inform Food and Nutrition Security Policies was held on  3-4  July 2013 in the Ball  Room of Hotel Ruposhi Bangla ,Dhaka,Bangladesh.

Hon’ble Food Minister Dr.Muhammad Abdur Razzaque MP graced  the Inaugural Session of the workshop as the Chief Guest.He stated in his inaugural speech that Bangladesh is now referred across the world as a country of success for its food security and its ability to address the climate change impacts.He also said,“Once Bangladesh was known as country of famine, drought and flood, but now it is referred across the world as a country of success for its food security and its ability to address the climate change impacts,”

Dr Razzaque said the government considers agriculture, food security and nutrition as major priority areas.“Although we’ve made impressive achievement in grain production, we’re still facing considerable challenges in the areas of nutritional improvement, climate change adaptation, scarce natural resources, and access to safe and nutritious food,” he said.The Food Minister said achieving food and nutrition security is considered by the government as a key development agenda to make the country a middle income one as envisaged in the ‘Vision 2021’.About the country’s success in fighting poverty, he said although Bangladesh still has significant level of poverty, it has made a lot of progress in reducing poverty over the last decade.“Recently, FAO has awarded Bangladesh in recognition of our notable and outstanding progress in fighting hunger… we’ve achieved the UN Millennium Development Goal-1 as the prevalence of undernourishment reduced from 34.6 percent in 1990-92 to 16.8 percent in 2010-12.”Referring to the government steps for ensuring food security, Dr Razzaque said the ‘Country Investment Plan’ has been prepared to implement the food security programs following the ‘Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum’ held in Dhaka in 2010.
Dr Razzaque said the government considers agriculture, food security and nutrition as major priority areas.“Although we’ve made impressive achievement in grain production, we’re still facing considerable challenges in the areas of nutritional improvement, climate change adaptation, scarce natural resources, and access to safe and nutritious food,” he said.The Food Minister said achieving food and nutrition security is considered by the government as a key development agenda to make the country a middle income one as envisaged in the ‘Vision 2021’.About the country’s success in fighting poverty, he said although Bangladesh still has significant level of poverty, it has made a lot of progress in reducing poverty over the last decade.“Recently, FAO has awarded Bangladesh in recognition of our notable and outstanding progress in fighting hunger… we’ve achieved the UN Millennium Development Goal-1 as the prevalence of undernourishment reduced from 34.6 percent in 1990-92 to 16.8 percent in 2010-12.”Referring to the government steps for ensuring food security, Dr Razzaque said the ‘Country Investment Plan’ has been prepared to implement the food security programmes following the ‘Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum’ held in Dhaka in 2010. –
FAO Representative in Bangladesh Mike Robson,  EU Bangladesh Delegation-Head of Section-Rural Development  Gonzalo Serrano, NFPCSP-FAO Chief Technical Adviser Ciro Fiorillo and FPMU Director General Naser Farid, spoke at the session. Acting Secretary  of Food Ministry Abdul Awal Hawlader presided.
Guest of Honor,Mr.Kostas G.Stamoulis,Director ESA Division,FAO,Italy sent a message for the success of the workshop since he could not attend the same due to some other appointment.

 

The workshop  held on 3-4 July 2013 has been organized to present final results from 14 research studies and preliminary results from other 2 studies.The Workshop marks the final stage of a process initiated in 2009 with the approval of sixteen research topics by the Ministry of Food,based on the Governments priorities on Food and Nutrition Security.The 16 research were thereafter commissioned to National Research Institutions through an  open competition,with 14 of them initiated in October 2011 and currently completed and other 2 initiated in April 2012 and expected to be completed in fall  2013.The research outcomes are intended to inform Government’s policy making on food and nutrition security.They have  already been used as references for producing the National Food Policy Plan of Action and Country Invest Plan Monitoring Report 2013 that is the annual Government’s  report reviewing progress towards the PoA and CIP’s objective and the evolution of financing and delivery under the CIP.

The participants of the workshop include representatives of the Government of  Bangladesh,Civil Society Organizations(CSOs),Development Partners(DPs),national experts,media and relevant personnel.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

1.Present and discuss results and recommendations of 14 research programs.

2.Review preliminary results of 2 on-going research programs.

It may be mentioned  that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) and the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food,Government of Bangladesh are jointly implementing the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Program(NFPCSP) with the financial support of the European Union(EU) and USAID.The  NFPCSP (www.nfpcsp.org) helps to strengthen institutional and human capacities in Bangladesh to design,implement and monitor  food security policies.Through its Research Grant Scheme,the NFPCSP has funded 16 policy relevant food security and nutrition research programs that will provide concrete policy options for improving food and nutrition security in Bangladesh.

The workshop facilitated dialogue among food security and nutrition researchers,and between researchers and policy makers  to maximize impact of the research completed and promote policy relevance of the two on-going research projects.

Thematic areas of The Workshop on Research to Inform Food and Nutrition Security Policies

1.Food Composition,Food Utilization and Nutrition Thematic Area:

In promoting infant and young child feeding,mothers need to be aware of how to plan and prepare complementary foods and  feed their young   children with the right amount and the right types of foods.

Some options of improved complementary feeding recipes based on food diversity and nutrient adequacy,as well as cultural acceptability had been prepared  and  made available.Similarly,on the basis of normative energy and nutrient requirements for the  Bangladeshi population,plans for sustainable diets at affordable cost with dietary  guidelines for a healthier nation was prepared and shared.Central to these issues are reliable food and nutrient composition data and Food Composition Tables(FCT) the updates for which were provided.Information on safety of foods based on a total diet study was shared to provide insights for agricultural planning,diet and nutritional assessment,food safety regulations  and consumer protection.

2.Food Access Thematic Area:

This theme was consisted of four studies,three of which related to social safety-nets.With the ambition to improve the effectiveness of safety-net programs,one of the studies presented results and policy recommendations on targeting and prioritization issues.Another study presented results on how social safety -nets could assist poor household to respond to climate change and a third study presented how safety-nets could promote productive outcomes for lasting poverty elimination and food security.The fourth study under this thematic area presented fresh evidence on urbanization and its implications for food security.

3.Food Availability Thematic Area:

There were eight studies in this thematic area.Three of them comprised food production inputs of land,ground water and credit which examined their trends,sustainability and accessibility. The study on land presented interesting results on land decline and or increase based on satellite imagery. This study created much interaction among the participants since it was one of the first such studies in Bangladesh.

Two studies investigated the structure and performance of key food markets of rice,and fruit ad vegetables.The rice market study results included an assessment of new milling technology.

Further three studies examined in depth profitability of farming across a range of crops,the trends and drivers in diversification of food production,and how the public rice procurement system influenced farming incentives.

All the studies presented new evidences based on data collected through purposefully designed household and farm surveys.

 

Detailed Program of The Workshop on Research to Inform Food and Nutrition Security Policies

Date        : 3-4 July 2013 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Venue     :Ruposhi Bangla Hotel,Ball Room,1 Minto Road,Dhaka 1000

Day 1      Wednesday   3 July 2013

0820-0920 Arrival and Registration

0920-0930 Guests take their seats

Session I     Inaugural Session

Chief Guest  :Dr.Muhammad Abdur Razzaque MP

Hon’ble  Minister,Ministry of Food

Chair             :Mr.Abdul Awal Hawlader ,Acting Secretary,Ministry of Food

Rapporteurs:Ms. Lalita Bhattacharjee,NFPCSP-FAO and

Mr.Mahbubur Rahman,FPMU

0930-0940 Welcome Address by Mr. Naser Farid

Director General,FPMU,Ministry of Food

0940-1000 Workshop Objectives by Mr. Ciro Fiorillo

Chief Technical Adviser,NFPCSP-FAO

1000-1010   Address by Guest of Honor,Mr.Kostas G.Stamoulis

Director ESA Division,FAO,Italy

1010-1020  Address by Guest of Honor,Mr.Philippe Jacques

Head of Cooperation,Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh

1020-1030 Address by Guest of Honor,Mr.Richard Greene

Mission Director,USAID,Dhaka,Bangladesh

1030-1040 Address by Special Guest,Mr.Mike Robson

FAO Representative in Bangladesh

1040-1050 Address by the  Chair,Mr.Abdul Awal Hawlader ,Acting Secretary,Ministry of Food

1050-1115 Address by the Chief Guest,Dr.Muhammad Abdur Razzaque MP

Hon’ble  Minister,Ministry of Food

1115-1200 Tea/Coffee

Session II Food Availability:Land,Water,Credit,Profitabilty

  Chair:Prof Dr.M.A.Sattar Mandal,Member (Agriculture,Water Resources and Rural Institutions),Planning Commission,Bangladesh

Rapporteurs:Ms.Merzouk Quraishia,NFPCSP-FAO and

Mr.M.Ismail Miah,FPMU

1200-1215 Trends in the availability of agricultural land in Bangladesh

Mr.Md.Nazmul Hassan,Soil Resources Development Institute

1215-1220 Discussant-Mr.Shahin Yaqub,NFPCSP-FAO

1220-1230 General Discussion

1230-1245 The role of credit in food production and food security in Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.Bazlul Haque Khondker,Bureau of Economic Research,University of Dhaka

1245-1250 Discussant-Mr.M.Shahe Alam,NFPCSP-FAO

1250-1300 General Discussion

1300-1400 Prayer and Lunch

1400-1415 Sustainability of groundwater use for irrigation in North West Bangladesh

Dr.Nepal C.Dey,BRAC

1415-1420 Discussant-Mr.Rezaul Karim Talukder,NFPCSP-FAO

1420-1430 General Discussion

1430-1445  Financial and economic profitability of selected agricultural crops in Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.Mizanul H.Kajal ,Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

1445-1450  Discussant-Mr.Rezaul Karim Talukder,NFPCSP-FAO

1450-1500 General Discussion

1500-1510 Remarks from the Chair

 

Session III  Access to Food:Safety-net and Migration

Chair:Prof.Donato Romano,

Department of Economics and Management,

Universita Degli Studi Firenze,Italy

 

Rapporteurs:Ms.Merzouk Quraishia,NFPCSP-FAO and

Mr.M.Abul Hashem,FPMU

1510-1525 Improving the targeting effectiveness of social safety-nets in Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.Abul Barkat,Manob Sakti Unnayan Kendra

1525-1530 Discussant-Mr.Shahin Yaqub,NFPCSP-FAO

1530 -1545 General Discussion

 

1545 -1600 Adapting social safety-net programs to climate change shocks: issues and options for Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.M.A.Awal,Department of Crop Botany,Bangladesh Agricultural University

1600-1605 Discussant-Mr.Shahin Yaqub,NFPCSP-FAO

1605- -1615 General Discussion

 

1615-1630 Rural-urban migration and its implications for food security in  Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.Md.Zakir Hossain,Department of Statistics,

Shahjalal  University of Science and Technology

1630-1635   Discussant-Mr.M.Shahe Alam,NFPCSP-FAO

1635-1650  General Discussion

 

1650-1705 Social safety-nets and productive outcomes :evidence and implications for Bangladesh

Dr.Ismat Ara Begum,Department of Agricultural Economics,

Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Bangladesh Agricultural University

1705–1710 Discussant-Mr.Rezaul Karim Talukder,NFPCSP-FAO

1710-1725  General Discussion

1725-1735 Remarks from the Chair

1735-1750 Tea/Coffee

 

Day 2      Thursday   4 July 2013

Session IV Nutrition :Food Composition and Dietary Intake

Chair:Prof.Dr.M.Q.K.Talukdar

Chairman,Centre for Women and Child Health

Rapporteurs:Mr.M.A.Mannan,NFPCSP-FAO and

Mr.M.Faruq Al Banna,FPMU

0900-0915 Food composition tables for Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.Nazma Shaheen,Centre for Advanced Research and Studies,

University of Dhaka

0915-0920 Discussant -Ms. Lalita Bhattacharjee,NFPCSP-FAO

0920-0930  General Discussion

 

0930-0945 Development of a complementary feeding manual for Bangladesh

Dr.A.K.M.Iqbal Kabir,Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation(BBF)

0945-0950 Discussant -Mr.M.A.Mannan,NFPCSP-FAO

0950-1000  General Discussion

 

1000-1015 Desirable dietary pattern for Bangladesh

Dr.Quamrun Nahar,BIRDEM

 

1015-1020 Discussant -Ms. Lalita Bhattacharjee,NFPCSP-FAO

1020-1030  General Discussion

 

1030-1045 Consumption of unsafe foods:heavy metal,mineral and trace element contamination

Prof.Dr.Md.Rafiqul Islam,Department of Soil Science,

Bangladesh Agricultural University

1045-1050 Discussant -Mr.M.A.Mannan,NFPCSP-FAO

1050-1100  General Discussion

1100-1115 Remarks from the Chair

1115-1130 Tea/Coffee

 

Session V  Food Availability : Diversification,Efficiency and Support to Farmers

Chair:Mr. Ciro Fiorillo

Chief Technical Adviser,NFPCSP-FAO   and

Prof.Dr.Shamsul Alam,Member(General Economics Division)

Planning Commission,Bangladesh

1130-1145 Improving the marketing systems of fruits and vegetables in Bangladesh

Prof.Dr.Md.Kamrul Hassan,Department of Horticulture,

Bangladesh Agricultural University

1145-1150 Discussant -Mr.Shaikh Abdus Sabur,NFPCSP-FAO

1150-1200  General Discussion

 

1200-1215 Policy options for supporting agricultural diversification in Bangladesh

Dr.Md.Monayem Miah,Agricultural Economics Division,

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

1215-1220   Discussant-Mr.M.Shahe Alam,NFPCSP-FAO

1220-1230  General Discussion

 

1230-1245 Structure,conduct and performance of the rice market and the impact of technological changes in milling.

Prof.Dr.Shankar K.Raha,Institute of Agribusiness and Development Studies,Bangladesh Agricultural University

1245-1250 Discussant -Mr.Shaikh Abdus Sabur,NFPCSP-FAO

1250-1300  General Discussion

 

1300-1315 Effectiveness of Bangladesh’s rice procurement system and possible alternatives:supporting farmers’ income and sustaining production incentives

Dr.Mohammad Jahangir Alam,Department of Agribusiness and Marketing ,

Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology,

Bangladesh Agricultural University

1315–1320 Discussant -Mr.Shaikh Abdus Sabur,NFPCSP-FAO

1320-1330  General Discussion

1330-1345  Remarks from the Chair

1345-1400 Closing Remarks by Mr. Naser Farid

Director General,FPMU,Ministry of Food

1400-1430 Prayer and Lunch

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Mind reads other minds

Fails to listen its own song

Needs to learn the self

Winner : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Life is a blessing

Its beauty grows forever

Love to see winners

Congee: A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Congee

Traditional therapeutic

Soup like food

Cooked rice with water

Porridge

Artist: A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Art lives in the hearts of human
Starting at birth it ends as the setting sun
The first cry of a child is a great art
It stirs the mother and cools her heart
People enjoy smile and sounds of growing child
They rejoice any action as artistic kind

Once I met a  boy seven years old
He was like a flower with flair of gold
I was a guest in their lovely home
He was shy to enter my room
I called him to make him easy
Soon he became my friend and busy

He was curious about me and my passion
He surprised me with question after question
I wondered how to manage a genius like him
He dwelt on wonderful artistic theme
He brought his scrapbook to show his treasure
His joy for sharing was my pleasure

My sojourn was coming to an end
This news saddened my little friend
He looked pale and approached slowly
His eyes were in tears mixed with glee
He extended his hands to offer a gift
I was surprised to see the sudden shift

He gave me an art of a  lovely place
It charmed my heart with its divine grace
He painted a village with a flowing river
People enjoyed the blessing of the Great Giver
I stood speechless in front of the artist boy
Then silently left his home with immense joy