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Children pledge to save the Sundarbans

Update : 04 Feb 2016, 07:44 PM

The students of a secondary school near the Sundarbans in Shyamnagar of Satkhira have vowed to save the mangrove forest for their own future.

They made the pledge while participating in the inaugural function of “The Mangrove Children, A Private Initiative” on the school premises on Sunday.

The programme was conceived by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consultancy firm BizCare and directed by Nature Alliance, an environmental awareness campaigner.

Local non-governmental organisation JOAR is implementing the programme which aims to raise awareness among children of the Sundarban region about the importance of the mangrove forest and developing their capacity to adapt to climate change.

At the programme, BizCare Chief Executive Mohiuddin Babar said the underlying theme is to enable children exploit their emotional rights over parents and relatives to stay away from logging trees in the forest.

He informed that an eco-library will be presented to the school at the end of the programme. He also urged the corporate organisations to get involved in such programmes as part of their CSR engagement.

JOAR Executive Director Abdur Rahman Akash said the eight-module programme will enable children to be more affectionate to the forest. 

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