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President, PM urge people to grow trees for clean environ

Published : Sunday, 31 July, 2016 at 2:07 AM  Count : 358

The National Tree Plantation Campaign and Tree Fair 2016 begins today (Sunday) with the theme 'Tree is for livelihood, tree is for life' across the country.
The Ministry of Environment and Forests is holding its annual event to create awareness about plantation, protection and nurturing of trees in the country.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued separate messages on the eve of National Tree Plantation Campaign and Tree Fair 2016 wishing success of the event.
They called upon all to strengthen tree plantation campaign across the country.
They felicitated those who got Prime Minister's National Award-2015 for tree plantation and Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation-2016.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said trees are important for livelihood and maintaining environmental balance.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the importance of trees is immense in life and livelihood.
Besides providing oxygen and meeting fundamental demands of mankind, trees play an extraordinary role in environmental development and poverty alleviation, she added.     BSS

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