Environmental activists and civil society members at a function on Saturday called for inspiring the young generations from childhood in tree plantation to make the planet livable through maintaining ecological balance, reports BSS.
They made the call at the function arranged for distribution of tree saplings among primary school students and ethnic community people at Dharmodas Kuthirpara Government Primary School in Rangpur city.
Rangpur unit of Bangladesh Mohila Parishad (BMP) with the assistance of Manobadhikar and Poribesh Andolan (MAPA) Bangladesh jointly organised the function as a part of its tree plantation campaign during the current season.
Presided over by President of Rangpur unit of BMP Hasna Chowdhury, Chief Executive of MAPA Bangladesh Advocate Munir Chowdhury attended the function and distributed saplings as the chief guest.
Senior Vice-president of MAPA Bangladesh Mosfeka Razzaque, its vice- president Mahbubul Islam, General Secretary of Rangpur unit of BMP Rumana Zaman, its Joint General Secretary Mahmud Chowdhury, Legal Aid Affairs Secretary Farzana Sarker, environmental activists Dr. Nasima Akhter and Headmaster of the school Bhupen Pahan addressed the function.
During the current season, Rangpur unit of BMP in association with MAPA Bangladesh would plant some 4,000 tree saplings on campuses of different educational institutions in the city to increase forest coverage in region.
In her welcome speech, Hasna Chowdhury said tree plantation has become crucial to improve environment, ecology and bio-diversity and save innumerable living species including animals, birds, insects and aqua animals from extinction.