Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had planted trees extensively across Bangladesh with the call for a green revolution, and enacted laws to protect the environment and wildlife. Taking Bangabandhu as an ideal and inspiration, the work is going on to turn the country into a pollution-free green Bengal.

Urging to work for the protection of forests and wildlife, the minister said: “The liberation war’s objectives won’t be achieved until we can all properly carry out the obligation entrusted to us.”

The minister said these during a program held at the Forest Department on the occasion of the Independence Day on Sunday.

At the beginning of the speech, the minister remembered all the brave freedom fighters including the father of the nation with deep respect and said: “Without Bangabandhu, the history of Bangladesh cannot be written. Bangabandhu united the Bengali nation and prepared the countrymen step by step. Our victory was hastened by the brave freedom fighters who fought with unflinching courage inspired by his guidance.” 

Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given due status to the brave freedom fighters and is taking the country forward, he added.

Deputy Minister of the ministry Begum Habibun Nahar, Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed and Additional Secretary Iqbal Abdullah Harun spoke as special guests in the discussion program held under the chairmanship of Chief Conservator Forest Md Amir Hossain Chowdhury.  

Bangabandhu Chair of Bangladesh University of Professionals, Historian Professor Dr Syed Anwar Hossain spoke as the main speaker. Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests Gobinda Roy gave the welcome speech.

Before the meeting, the environment minister and the guests placed wreaths on the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.  After the discussion, prayers were offered for the salvation of the souls of the brave martyrs and the prosperity of the country and the people.

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