Int. seminar on plant health held at RU


RAJSHAHI, Feb 16, 2020 (BSS)- An international seminar on ” Plant Health” was held at Senate Building of Rajshahi University (RU) today with a call of protecting the plant health for ecological balance.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Bangladesh JSPS
Alumni Association (BJSPS) jointly hosted the daylong seminar to mark the
International Year of Plant Health 2020.

RU Vice-Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan addressed the opening ceremony as
chief guest while Vice-Chancellor of Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University
Prof Kamal Uddin Ahmed and Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib
Agricultural University Prof Giash Uddin Mian spoke as special guests with
Vice-chancellor of Bangladesh Agricultural University and President of BJSPS
Prof Lutful Hassan in the chair.

RU Pro-vice-chancellors Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha and Chowdhury Jakaria and
Second Secretary of Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh May Tomory also spoke.

In his remarks, Prof Abdus Sobhan said there is no alternative to creating
more forestation for addressing the adverse impacts of climate change caused
by global warming.

“Plantation of huge fruit trees can be an effective means of meeting
nutritional demands in addition to food security and ecological balance”, he

Taking part in the technical sessions, most of the academics and
scientists discussed and devised ways and means on how to reduce carbon
emission at a substantial level to protect ecological balance in the dry

The participants laid emphasis on massive tree plantation to curb carbon