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World Environment Day ‍Sunday

Thereport24.com Desk:

The World Environment Day-2016 will be observed in the country as elsewhere in the world on Sunday.

The day is aimed at stimulating awareness on environment and enhancing political attention and positive environmental action.

Ascertained by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Day is observed every year on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action.

In separate messages on the eve of the World Environment Day-2016, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to make effective contributions to preservation of environment and biodiversity along with government efforts, reports BSS.

They said this year's theme of the day -- Go Wild for Life -- is time-befitting and wished success of all programmes of the day.

President Abdul Hamid said forest resources and wildlife are essential for environment and biodiversity as well as human existence.

The President said the government is very much sincere for protecting environment and wildlife as it has amended the Environment Conservation Act-1995 and formulated the Wildlife (conservation and security) Act-2012.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said environment and biodiversity are at risk due to increase of population and human-induced activities, which are contributing to rise in global warming.

Referring to different steps for safeguarding environment and wildlife, the Prime Minister said, "We have attached priority to protection of environment as well as wildlife to ensure our sustainable development."

Different government and non-government organizations have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day.

Department of Environment (DoE) and the daily Samakal jointly will organize a roundtable at CIRDAP auditorium at 11:00am tomorrow.

Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju is expected to attend the roundtable as the chief guest with Editor of the daily Samakal Golam Sarwar in the chair.

Ends/thereport24.com/S/Jun 04, 2016