Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) – Tourism Info

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Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)

Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) is located at Kotbari 8 kms away from Comilla town. This academy stands on 156 acres of land in a congenial atmosphere. It has five hostels, four conference rooms, one mosque, one rich library, one health complex, one sports complex, two cafeterias and a primary school. This autonomous body conducts training programs for officials and non-officials, and for the purpose of rural development, makes significant contribution to overall development of the country through various researches and experiments. It is an international standard autonomous body under the Rural Development and Cooperatives Department. This body first on May 27, 1959 came into being as Pakistan Village Development Academy. Its founder was the then ICS officer, eminent philosopher and sociologist Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan. After the independence it is named as Bangladesh Rural Development Academy (BARD).

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