Tree plantation crucial for adapting to climate change: academicians


 RANGPUR, April 22, 2018 (BSS) – Academicians and environmental activists at a function here have laid emphasis on accelerating the social movement for tree plantation, which is crucial for adaptation to climate change.

They expressed the opinion in the function organised by Dhaka-based social organisation ‘Poribartan Chai’ (We Want Change) at Police Community Hall here on Saturday to launch the ‘100 Sobuz Iskul Gori’ Campaign- 2018.

Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa as the chief guest inaugurated the campaign through distribution of tree saplings to the students of Rangpur Shishu Niketon School and Holy Child Public School of the city.

Chairman of ‘Poribartan Chai’ Fida Haque, former Head of the Department of Bengali of Rangpur Begum Rokeya Government College Professor Md Shah Alam, Director of the Riverine People and Associate Professor of Begum Rokeya University Dr Tuhin Wadud, among others, addressed the function.

The main objective of launching the year-long campaign is to make 100 schools of the country beautiful and sustainably clean by educating the students, inspiring and involving them in the whole process.

Under the campaign, adequate number of dustbins of three different colours will be given to the school authorities along with setting up of compost plants on the campus to produce composts fertilisers for using by the students in flower gardens.

Side by side with cleaning the school campuses, the students will also plant grasses on the school grounds and take care of those and colour the boundary and other walls of their institutions to keep those neat and clean round the year.

Appreciating the noble initiative of ‘Poribartan Chai’, Mayor Mostafa called upon different social and business organisations of the country to take similar steps to make the school campuses neat and clean for improving environment amid changing climate.