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Bitter squash in office’s flowerpots 

 Sarifa Khatun Sheuli, Khulna

 Published: 12:00 PM, 24 April 2019   Updated: 12:05 PM, 24 April 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Sufia Khatun of Khulna, who is working in a development organization named Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), has set an example of cultivating bitter squash in flowerpots in office. 

Besides job, she planted different trees in her own initiative in the office’s flowerpots. She took the fruits of bitter squash from the trees. She even presented as gifts to all the officers and employees of the office. 

When anyone comes to the CDP building on 55/2 of Islampur Road in Dolkholastho of Khulna city, they got fascinated by seeing trees and flower garden. 

“A few months ago, I planted trees as well as bitter squash in the office's flowerpots as a hobby. The trees have spread across the office,” said Sufia Khatun.  

Before that she planted gourds and pumpkins in the office’s flowerpots, she informed.  

CDP official Kamrul Kajal said, “The fresh vegetables are good for health. For better health, the city people are basically dependent on the market for fresh vegetables. However, Sufia Khatun proved how easy it is to cultivate vegetables in flowerpots.” 

They are very happy for the gifts of bitter squash given by Sufia Khatun, said Kamrul Kajal.  

“Sufia Khatun is the vegetable master in this city. She and office assistant Jahangir have decorated the garden with vegetables and flowers inspired by Aloara Alam Kachi, wife of Ashraf-ul Alam, a freedom fighter and the founder of CDP,” said SM Iqbal Hossain Biplob, coordinator of Khulna CDP. 

“Sufia has been working in this institution for almost 20 years. She planted vegetables in the office premises and surprised everyone. Due to this, the beauty of the office increased. Someone like her can cultivate vegetables on roofs, in veranda, in small and big size flowerpots. With this, anyone can get the taste of the fresh vegetable,” he added.