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PM plants tree at UN gardens

PM plants tree at UN gardens
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina waters a tree at the garden of the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. —PID PHOTO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday planted a honey locust tree and unveiled a bench at UN gardens and dedicated these to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his birth centenary, reports UNB.

She planted the deciduous tree at the North Lawn of the United Nations Headquarters in the morning.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the United Nations had recognised Bangladesh on September 17 after its independence. Immediately after getting the recognition, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came to the UN and made his speech here on September 25 and which was delivered in Bengal.

“So, today a bench was dedicated to his name and a tree was planted in a very nice place here in the same month of September. The tree can survive for more than 100 years, which will continue spreading the message of peace,” she said, adding the bench and tree stand together to epitomize the values of peace.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima were, among others, present.