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Citizens’ dialogue calls for protection of mountains

Sun Online Desk     11th December, 2017 03:57:16 printer

Citizens’ dialogue calls for protection of mountains

Speakers at a discussion on Monday urged all to protect the mountains for the betterment of the future generation.


Mentioning that mountain is important for the whole world they said thousands of people depend on mountains for survival.


They came up with the remarks at a Citizens’ Dialogue marking the International Mountain Day jointly organised by Bangla Mountaineering & Trekking Club (BMTC) and Embassy of Nepal at the Jatiya Press Club in the city.


The theme of this year's Mountain Day is 'Mountain under pressure: climate, hunger, migration'.


Addressing the dialogue second Bangladeshi Mount Everest conqueror MA Muhit said Himalayan Mountain is very important for Bangladesh as most of the rivers of Bangladesh get water from rivers that originate from the Himalayan glaciers.


He said Himalayan glaciers are getting melted and the cracks of the mountains are on the rise for the reason of global warming which is very alarming adding when the glaciers melt, rivers flood.


Urging people not to throw the wastes and garbage at random Muhit said, “We’ll enjoy the beauty of nature but should not make the nature dirty and disturb its wild life.”


Nishat Mazumder, first Bangladeshi woman to scale Mount Everest said the white mountains are getting black as days are passing for the effect of global warming. 


Terming the Himalayan Mountain as the mother of Bangladesh she said, “If mother is not happy, we won’t be happy.”


Nishat said the green hills of Bangladesh are getting less green and the incidents like landslide are happening there. So, authorities concerned will have to be careful in this regards.


Economist Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman said mountain is not only a beauty of nature when people climb it they also discover themselves.


Everyone is talking about development issue nowadays but other issues like preservation of environment, cleanliness also should be discussed with this, he stressed.


Deputy Chief of mission, Nepal Embassy, Dhan Bahadur Oli, among others, was present while Antarctica and the North Pole expeditor Enam Ul Haque moderated the dialogue.


Source: UNB