Forty-five leading painters of the country have pledged their support to fight and end child hunger by 2015, reports UNB.
They committed to contribute their work to a painting exhibition to be organised in Dhaka and Geneva by Gallery Kaya and Management and Resources Development Initiatives (MRDI) on the occasion of the annual global demonstration called 'Fight Hunger: Walk the World' to be held on May 21.
It is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners.
On the annual occasion, hundreds of thousands of people in every time zone take to the streets to call for an end to the needless suffering of hungry children.
"This is all about partnership - we will be able to rise to the challenge of ending child hunger by 2015 only if we join forces," WFP Country Representative Douglas Broderick told the gathering of the artists Wednesday night.
The aim of this global action is to raise public awareness about the 300 million hungry children in this world, urge policy-makers and governments to focus more funds and resources on feeding children, and raise funds to finance projects that assist hungry children.
On this occasion, WFP Bangladesh and its partners will also organise a cultural programme on May 18.
In Bangladesh, the event is also expected to raise the support for WFP's ongoing school feeding activity being implemented in poorest and most food insecure areas which covers over 700,000 primary school in Bangladesh at a cost of US$ 19 per child per year.