Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Freedom Fighter M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said that the environment is under threat today due to climate change. People's awareness and sense of civic responsibility can save the environment. Ad Vision Bangladesh has played an important role in protecting the environment of Chattogram directly by creating civic awareness in various social activities considering this sense of civic responsibility as their own responsibility. It can also be called the epitome of environmental protection movement.
A discussion meeting on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Advision Bangladesh, a voluntary organization on the environment of Chattogram, was held on Monday evening at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chattogram Press Club in the city.
Chattogram City Corporation Mayor and Chattogram Metropolitan Awami League Joint General Secretary Freedom Fighter M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury was the chief guest.
The main speaker was Alhaj Helal Akbar Chowdhury Babar, chief sponsor of Advision Bangladesh and city Awami League leader. Chairman of the organization and central Awami League leader Sheikh Naushed Sarwar Piltu presided over the meeting. Alhaj Md. Abdul Aziz, Chairman of National Environment and Human Rights Foundation inaugurated the meeting.
Speakers said that if people are not aware of the continuous rate at which Chattogram's environment is being destroyed, there may be a big disaster ahead. Chattogram City Corporation is working to protect the environment and climate of Chattogram. Therefore, everyone should come forward to protect the environment with a sense of civic responsibility.
CCC Panel Mayor Alhaj Md Gias Uddin, Councillor Abdus Salam Masum, Abdul Mannan, Chattogram Metropolitan Awami Volunteer League President Debashish Nath Debu, Chairman of Poverty Alleviation and Human Rights Foundation Freedom Fighter spoke as special guests under the direction of journalist and presenter Aminul Haque Shaheen and Soma Mutsuddi. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury Rana, President of Patiya Upazila Awami League Saiful Islam, Joint Convener of Chattogram Jubo Mahila League Jahanara Saber, Central Committee Coordinator of Bangabandhu Cultural Alliance Sam Ziaur Rahman, Md. Mainul Islam, president of the organization, gave a welcome speech and expressed gratitude to the founder of Advision Bangladesh, environmental organizer and environmentalist Masud Rana.
At the end of the discussion meeting, special honours were given to 15 prominent people of Chattogram on the occasion of the organization's 15th anniversary.