National Energy Security Day today...

National Energy Security Day today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:35 PM, 9 August 2022   Updated: 02:39 PM, 9 August 2022

National Energy Security Day today; File Photo

National Energy Security Day today; File Photo

The National Energy Security Day is being observed today with the theme “A Multipurpose Energy-Prosperous Future” commemorating the historic decision taken by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 9 in 1975.

After Independence, Bangabandhu had undertaken various initiatives to develop the country’s energy sector and bought five gas fields from the then British Oil company ‘Shell Oil’ for the state at a nominal price. The government has been observing the day since 2010.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separatemessages on Monday on the eve of the day, wishing all the programmes on the day a success.

Like every year, the Energy and Mineral Resources Division has urged the countrymen to be economical in using energy.