World Environment Day tomorrow
DHAKA, June 4, 2023 (BSS) - The World Environment Day 2022 will be celebrated in the country as elsewhere around the world tomorrow with a view to creating awareness about environmental pollution.
This year's theme of the day is 'Solutions to Plastic Pollution'.
Different government and non-government organisations (NGOs) as well as educational institutions have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages today on the occasion of the day, wishing success of all programmes of the day.
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin today said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programmes of the environment day by planting saplings at Ganabhaban here tomorrow (Sunday).
"The Environment Fair will be held at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar from June 5 to 11, while the Tree Fair 2023 will continue from June 5 to June 26 and July 1 to July 12 next. The fairs will remain open from 9 am to 8 pm every day," he told a press conference at the Press Information Department (PID) conference room at the Secretariat here.
At 11 am tomorrow, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud will be present at the inaugural function of the day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital as the chief guest, the environment minister said.
At the function, he said, Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation 2022, National Environment Award 2022 and Prime Minister's National Award for Plantation 2021 will be distributed. Cheques of social forestation progarmme will also be distributed among the beneficiaries, he added.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and other electronic media will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.
Marking the day, special supplements from the Department of Environment (DoE) and the Department of Forests will be published in the national newspapers. Besides, the World Environment Day will be celebrated with due importance at district and upazila levels.
Programmes will be organised in 100 educational institutions of Dhaka city. Children's drawing competition, debate competition and slogan competition will be arranged.
Seminars and discussions on environmental issues and environmental awareness campaigns will also be held.
Deputy Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Habibun Nahar, Environment Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed and senior officials of the ministry were present at the press conference.