Environment, forest and climate change affairs minister Md Shahab Uddin on Sunday urged all to be more careful to protect ecology and resist pollution to keep the country liveable for the next generation.
Stating Bangladesh was facing various kinds of disaster because of global climate change, the minister called all to be more conscious in protecting ecology.
‘We have to be more cautious to protect our natural environment alongside enhancing use of jute-made products instead of polythene, plastics and other kinds of harmful materials. Because, we want to keep the country liveable for the next generation,’ the minister said.
Shahab Uddin made the call while he was addressing the orientation programme of the fresher students admitted in the 2019-20 session in Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.
He also asked the students to acquire knowledge instead of achieving only the certificate-oriented degrees. ‘We expect that you would develop yourselves as good humans and you would ensure future development of the country.’
Mentioning the government had been working relentlessly to protect the natural environment, the minister said that one crore saplings would be planted at different educational institutions and other places across the country in the next World Environment Day scheduled to be celebrated on June 5.
SUST vice-chancellor Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed presided over the orientation programme that was addressed, among others, by its treasurer Anwarul Islam, admission committee president Belal Uddin, physical science faculty dean Sajedul Karim, life science faculty dean Abu Sayem, applied science and technology faculty dean Mustaq Ahmad, student affairs adviser Rashed Talukder, proctor Zahir Uddin Ahmad, registrar Muhammad Ishfaqul Hossain and sexual harassment prevention unit chief Professor Nazia Chowdhury.
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