Tree plantation underscored to adapt to climate change

Publish: 7:26 PM, October 1, 2019 | Update: 7:26 PM, October 1, 2019

RANGPUR,– Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) Commissioner Abdul Alim Mahmud has underscored the need for massive tree plantation to adapt to adverse impacts of climate change for maintaining balance in the nature.

“The young students can make a difference toward the direction by turning tree plantation into a long-term social movement to save the planet from the wraths of changing climate and keep it habitable for future generations,” he said.

The RpMP Commissioner made these observations at the function arranged for plantation of tree saplings on Tazhat High School ground in the city on Monday afternoon, a press release said today.

Manobadhikar and Poribesh Andolan MAPA Bangladesh organised the event followed by a discussion as a part of its ongoing tree plantation campaign this year with Chairman of the School Governing Body Advocate Nirmal Chandra Mahato in the chair.

Assistant Commissioners of RpMP Jamir Uddin and Imran Hossain, Officer-in- Charge of Tazhat Thana Md. Rokunuzzaman, Advocate Humayun Rashid Chowdhury and Headmistress of Tazhat High School Tauhida Begum addressed as special guests.

Moderated by Senior Vice-president of MAPA Bangladesh Mosfeka Razzaque, teacher, students, guardians and member of the school governing body,
lawyers, sociocultural and professional activists and local elite attended the function.

Chief Executive of MAPA Bangladesh Munir Chowdhury said the organisation is planting 3,000 saplings of plants on campuses of different educational institutions this year to create a green nature and improve environment in the city.

The speakers lauded MAPA Bangladesh for tree plantation aiming at improving environment, ecology and bio-diversity also to save innumerable living species of animals, birds, insects and aqua animals from extinction.

The chief guest highlighted importance of plantation of tree saplings and discussed possible severe consequences of changing climate that might cause
unthinkable natural catastrophes to inspire the students in tree plantation.

“Side by side with continuing tree plantation campaign, students must be aware of the consequences of child and forced marriages, drug addiction,
terrorism and militancy and vow to keep them away from these social curses,” he said.

Later, the chief guest along with the MAPA Bangladesh executives, teachers, students, guardians and members of the school governing body of the
institution planted tree saplings on the campus.