Chattogram Bureau: Stressing on maintaining environmental balance, speakers at CRB programme called upon all to plant saplings in the interest of environment as well as the country’s economy.
They observed this while addressing a plantation programme in CRB area of the port city.
With a slogan ‘My trees with my care’, Durbar Tarunno, a social and voluntary organization, planted over 100 saplings in the programme under the project titled ‘Amra Mali’.
Chaired by Muhammad Abu Abid, Founder of Durbar Tarunno, Helal Akbor Chowdhury Babor, politician and social worker, attended the event as the chief recently.
In his speech, Babor termed plants as the factory of oxygen, saying that there is no alternative to plantation for protection of environment.
Referring to opinion of experts, Babor said there should be plants in 25% area of a country for environmental balance. But regrettably only 7.7% area of Bangladesh is covered with trees. We have insufficient trees compared to our requirement. So, we all should participate in plantation programme in a planned way.
Calling upon all to plant saplings of different trees across the country, he said, it would help maintain environmental balance and contribute to economic development. So we all should plant at least two saplings every year and take its proper care.
Addressing on the occasion, Muhammad Abu Abid said, trees not only increase natural beauty but also it prevent flood, decay in soil and protect lives and properties by checking storm.
Though initiative is taken to plant saplings in the country, the matter of its proper care in most cases remained neglected. The project ‘Amra Mali’ has been taken up to raise awareness about this matter, he said.
Rabiul Hasan, Ridoy Hossain Mallik, Kamrul Islam, HM Alauddin, Emdadul Haque Maruf and other central and local leaders of the organization were present.