The National Energy Security Day-2018 will be observed in the country on Wednesday.
The Energy Division and its subsidiary bodies chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day to commemorate the historic decision taken by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to take over operation of five gas fields from Shell Oil at a cost of 4.5 million pound on August 9, 1975.
The programmes include bringing out rallies, carrying out campaign through mobile phone SMS for the economic use of energy and a seminar.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages appreciating the efforts to observe the day.
In their messages, both the President and the Prime Minister urged the countrymen to contribute to the development of the nation through ensuring economic use of energy including natural gas.