Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Weeklong tree fair begins in Kushtia

KUSHTIA: A weeklong tree fair began on the premises of the district collectorate office in the district town on Wednesday.

The theme of this year is ‘Brikhaprane Prokriti-Protibesh, Agami Projanmer Teksai Bangladesh’.

District Administration and Forest Department jointly organised the fair that was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Saidul Islam as the chief guest.

Marking the day, a colorful rally was brought out from the premises of district collectorate office which ended at the same venue.

After the rally, a discussion meeting was also held on the premises of the district collectorate office in the district town today with Divisional Forest Officer GM Mohammad Kabir in the chair.

District Awami League vice-president Sadar Uddin Khan, General Secretary Azgar Ali and other concerned officials were present on the occasion.

The speakers underscored the need for planting more trees at the homesteads and open spaces to protect the environment from its degradation and to save the country from catastrophe of climate-change side by side mitigating the nutritional and wood demand.

A total of 52 stalls of different government departments, non-government organisations have been set up on the fair premises.

The tree fair will continue till August 2.