Students volunteer in clean-up drive

Students-volunteerStudents from BRAC University Pharma Society (BUPS) and University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) among volunteers from other organisations participated in a civic engagement campaign, titled ‘Save Buriganga, Save Dhaka’s Heart’on April 22 to celebrate the Earth Day. All the volunteers participated in a cleanup drive by the Buriganga river bank near Ahsan Manzil premises, a press release said.
The event was organised by Green Steps Partner, a US-based organisation that works on issues related to environmental and climate change. Volunteers from several Rotaract clubs also participated in the event. Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, attended the event as chief guest.
The minister asked the students to make a long-term commitment to environmental activism. Green Steps Partner believes that protection of natural environment and preservation of cultural heritage reinforce each other, the press release also said.
Students-volunteer2Student volunteers picked up trash and dumped trash-filled bags into a City Corporation dumpster during the cleanup drive. The students also engaged local residents, especially the street vendors in conversation about environmental awareness, civic responsibility, and the harmful effects of littering and industrial waste disposal on the river ecosystem. A number of local residents joined the drive.
At the end of the event the volunteers pledged that if they see anyone littering, they will politely ask the person to stop and engage him in a conversation. The student volunteers plan to launch a clean-up drive in their local neighborhoods every two months.
– Youth Desk

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