Waterkeepers Bangladesh and River Angle jointly organized a day long program with Children in a government Primary school at Kaliakair, Gazipur to celebrate the World Rivers Day, in September 27, 2020.
The event aimed at involving children’s in the protection of river and to promote awareness for rivers sustainability. The events were segmented in six folds. Using the educational tools, children participated in drawing, reciting, spots, dialogue and dram. Finally all the participants joined the Oath of Word River Day in which they promise to protect river and commit to be responsible to keep river unpolluted.
The event were participated by 11 children’s and coordinated by Waterkeepers Bangladesh’s representative Dr. Sharmin Sathi. The oath is performed by S M Arafat, Manager Research and Implementation. An aspirational message was provided to the school and the children from the Coordinator, Waterkeepers Bangladesh, Sharif Jamil, who is also the general secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA).
Waterkeepers Bangladesh organized the event in the spirit of a concept adapted in China called “River Angle”. With the ambition to connect children’s of both countries, Bangladesh and China, river is placed as a central theme to bridge among countries and cultures. Waterkeepers Bangladesh has initiate the concept “River angel” in Bangladesh for first time with a long term goal to shape children psychology sympathetic to ecology in general, and river in particular. The event has created an interest among children, parents and school authority. Such program is requested to be conducted nationwide for sustainable use of natural resource of Bangladesh.
Events as follows;
আমি নদী- মো. রেজাউল করিম, ২. আমাদের ছোট নদী – রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, ৩. নদী নিয়ে একগুচ্ছ ছড়া – পদ্মা নদী, যমুনা নদী, বুড়িগঙ্গা নদী, করতোয়া নদী, বড়াল নদী- রফিক রইচ