On November 2017, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister and the daughter of Bangabandhu, Sheikh Hasina poured the ‘First Concrete’ at the Unit-1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant marking the entry of Bangladesh to the World Nuclear Club as a proud member. To commemorate this day, November 30 in every year has been decided to celebrate as the ‘Nuclear Day’. On this occasion, Nuclear Power Plant Co. of Bangladesh (NPCBL), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) combindlyorganized different programs today, November 30, 2019.
The celebration began with the release of balloons and pigeons, which was followed by a colorful rally. Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Hon’ble Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Project Director of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant construction project along with the Directors of NPCBL, representatives from District and Upazilla Administration, officials and employees of the organizations related to the project, local dignitaries and representatives from national and regional media took part in the rally.
Discussion meetings on various topics relevant to project implementation along with presentations were held in the afternoon. Different traditional Bangladeshi sports events were also organized for the participants.
The day-long program ended up with a discussion meeting and an enchanting cultural function organized in the evening.