Pashur River Waterkeeper observed the ‘Earth Day 2016’ in a befitting manner. To observe the day, Pashur River Waterkeeper initiated day-long programs in Mongla on April 19, 2016. As a part of this initiative, Pashur River Waterkeeper arranged a boat meeting with local fishermen at 11:00 am on River Pashur near Chila Bazar, Mongla. Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) was the co-organizer of the program.
Md. Noor Alam Seikh, the Pashur River Waterkeeper presided over the meeting. Sharif Jamil, Buriganga Riverkeeper, Coordinator, Waterkeepers Bangladesh and Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) was present as the Chief Guest. Abdul Karim Kim, Surma River Waterkeeper and the General Secretary of BAPA Sylhet and Biswajit Kumar Deb, the Senior Fisheries Officer of Mongla Upazilla was present among others. Abdul Halim Hawlader, UP Member of Chila Union Parisad; Ranjit Pramanya, the President of Chila Union Fisherman Co-operative Society; Bidyut Mandal, the President, Chandpai Union Fisherman Co-operative Society; Tanzim Hossain Mukul, Jugal Mallik and Maruf Hossain from BAPA spoke on the occasion.
The programs were highlighted in some of the national news. A brief report on the event was aired on several TV channels like NTV, Independent TV, ATN etc of Bangladesh. Please find some of the links of online news below: