Planting fruit bearing, timber trees to protect environment stressed

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GAIBANDHA, Aug 7, 2017 (BSS) – Speakers at a function here stressed the need for planting more fruit bearing, wood and medicinal trees at the homesteads and open spaces to protect the environment from the catastrophe of climate change.

“As the trees have become inseparable part of life and livelihood and also the best friends of the people, social movement will be built for planting all types of saplings at large scale”, they said.

They made the comments while addressing a concluding ceremony of 7-day long Tree Fair jointly organized by Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and Social Forest Department, on the premises of Independence Square of the district town on Sunday evening.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gautam Chandra Pal addressed the function as the chief guest and mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon was present as the special guest.

Divisional forest officer Rafiquzzaman Shah also spoke at the function while deputy director of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin presided over the function.

DC Gautam Chandra Pal urged all to plant more trees and nurture those like their own children in a bid to get good return from it in future.

Later, the DC distributed the crests and the certificates to the owners of the stalls depending on their sales of saplings and its collection.

A total of 34 stalls from different government and non government
organizations including private nursery owners were set up in the fair where over 150 varieties of saplings were displayed for the sale to the visitors.

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