Criticising journalists for a report on government officials' proposed foreign tour to learn how to cook kichuri under a midday meal programme for primary students, State Minister of Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain today said this was not an issue to raise a hue and cry over.
"This cannot be an issue to raise a hue and cry. The positive results of any work come from experiences. I also went to Kerala to learn about the food management of school children," he said.
The state minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the secretariat.
"The foreign training was recommended considering the necessity of a positive outcome which is just a proposal, not finalised yet," Hossain said.
He said there was a proposal to send 500 officials, but now two teams consisting of 20 to 30, or 7 to 14 people have been advised for the foreign trip.
There are some BNP-Jamaat men in journalism who try to embarrass the government by presenting different negative news, he added.