Call for massive tree plantation to fight climate change

15 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Freedom fighters and environmental campaigners at a function have called for massive tree plantation to create a green nature for adaptation to climate change and bring ecological balance, reports BSS.

They made the call at the function arranged for plantation of tree saplings on Rangpur High School campus in the city on Saturday afternoon said a press release.

Manobadhikar and Poribesh Andolan (MAPA) Bangladesh organised the function at its launch tree plantation campaign this season with Assistant Headmaster of the institution Siddikur Rahman in the chair.

Moderated by Chief Executive of MAPA Bangladesh Advocate AAM Munir Chowdhury, freedom fighters, teachers, students, socio cultural and professional activists attended the function.

Freedom fighters Shushanto Chandra Khan Rakhi, Akbor Hossain, Alam Hossain and Moksudar Chowdhury Ranju, environmental activists Professor Maloy Kishore Bhattacharya, Professor Md. Shah Alam, Dr Mafizul Islam Maantu, Banamali Paul, Rumana Zaman, among others spoke on the occasion.

Munir Chowdhury said that MAPA would plant some 3,000 tree saplings on campuses of different educational institutions in the city this year to create a green nature and play their part to improve environment.

The speakers lauded the present government for implementing tree plantation programme to improve environment, ecology and bio-diversity and save innumerable living species including animals, birds, insects and aqua animals from extinction.

Freedom fighter Akbor Hossain urged students, teachers, youths, men and women, for planting at least three tree saplings annually to make the nature green and protect the country from severe consequences of climate change.