PANCHAGARH: Railways Minister Advocate Nurul Islam Sujan on Thursday called upon all to plant more trees as trees give oxygen, fruits and economic solvency.
“There is no alternative to planting trees to protect our environment and resist natural disasters,” he said while distributing 5000 tree saplings among the farmers in separate functions in Debiganj and Boda upazilas of Panchagarh district marking 47th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here on Thursday.
The minister gave 5000 tree saplings from his own fund and he gave allocations from TR project for nursing trees.
The minister urged all for plant trees side by side the government.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Debiganj Md Golam Ferdous presided over the function. It was addressed, among others , by upazila chairman Abdul Malek Chistee, former upazila chairman and upazila Awami League general secretary Hasnat Zaman Chowdary Jarje, Municipality Mayor Abu Bakkar Siddik and upazila Awami League President Gias Uddin Chawdhury.
Later, the minister distributed tree saplings among the farmers.