'Walk the World 2008' held in Jessore
World Food Programme (WFP) Jessore Sub-Office organised 'Walk the World 2008' in the district yesterday as part of 'End Hunger: Walk the World' campaign organised by WFP and its partners, says a press release.
The Walk started from the Office of the Deputy Commissioner at 9:00am and ended at WFP Jessore Sub-Office.
WFP launched Walk the World, the annual global advocacy event, as a way to help achieve the first United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by half the number of hungry people in the world by 2015.
Walk the World also aims at raising funds to finance projects that assist hungry children.
Over 200 people, including representatives from the government, NGOs and UN agencies, journalists and students attended the event.
Head of WFP Jessore Sub-Office Hafiza Khan welcomed the participants. Her speech threw a light on WFP activities for the poor children.
Deputy Commissioner of Jessore Abual Hossain inaugurated the event while noted actress Shomi Kaiser in her speech lauded WFP activities for poor children.