As a part of the celebration of Mujib Year and 47th Anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Historical Speech in Bangla at the UN, the Bangladesh High Commission, Port Louis, Mauritius and the City Council of Port Louis, jointly planted 47 trees at Plaine Verte, Port Louis.
Vice Prime Minister of the Government of Mauritius and Minister of Local Government and Disaster Management, Mohammad Anwar Hasnu graced the occasion held on Saturday (Sept 25) as the Chief Guest. Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change was present as the special guest.
She briefly elaborated the significance of the day and said that it was a matter of great pride that the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina alike her father addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in Bangla.
As the Chair of Climate Vulnerable Forum, Bangladesh along with CVF member countries has taken bold and far reaching initiatives to the adaptation to climate change and mitigating adverse effects. The High Commissioner has said that may these trees will grow with our good wishes and commitment to securing environmental resilience.
Vice Prime Minister of the Government of Mauritius Mohammad Anwar Hasnu highly appreciated the prosperous manoeuvre of the Mission of tree plantation programme in the memory of Bangabandhu and said that the environment of the park would be refreshing and revitalized with this great initiative.
Such action would contribute in the protection of the world's environment and climate.
Special Guest Kavidash Ramano, Minister for Environment, highly commended the Bangladesh High Commission for organising such an innovative program like tree planting.
The Chief Guest inaugurated the programme of planting trees, followed by Minister of Environment Kavidash Ramano, Deputy Speaker Mohammad Zahid Nazurally, Member of Parliament Mohammad Selim Abbas Mamudi and Ehsan Jumon.
Mahfooz Moussa CADERSAIB, The Mayor, Port Louis, High Commissioner of India, Ambassadors of Madagascar and Egypt to Mauritius, the CDA of Pakistan and the South African Commission, members of Civil Sosiety and Bangladesh community and other officials and employees of the Bangladesh Mission. The program was attended by print and electronic media personnel as well.
In the end, the Chief Guest, Special Guest, Deputy Speaker and Lord Mayor were presented the portrait of Bangabandhu, delivering speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 1974 as a memento.