Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Bangladesh & Daffodil International University organized ‘Green Freedom Cleaning Festival 2016’
To create awareness on environment issues and to engage young groups in developmental work and to ensure safety of our environment, Daffodil International University (DIU) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) of Germany jointly organized ‘Green Freedom Cleaning Festival 2016’ today on October 14, 2016 at Rabindra Sorobor of Dhanmondi Lake of the capital.
Country’s renowned Journalist, columnist and researcher Syed Abul Maksud inaugurated the festival as the chief guest. Mr. Sukumar Biswas, Director (Dhaka Metro), Directorate of Environment, Dr. Md. Zahurul Islam, Director, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Mr. Anis Alamgir, Head of News, Asian Television, Mr. Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI were present as the special guests. Professor A M M Hamidur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science of DIU presided over the program. Conducted by Mr. Syed Mizanur
Rahman, Director (Students’ Affairs), the function was also addressed by Dr. A B M Kamal Pasha, Head, Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management of DIU.
The main objective of this festival is to create public awareness about our environment and inspiring young generation to be involved in environmental development activities. 12 student groups comprising with maximum five members of different public and private universities and colleges took part in the festival. ‘Radiant’ group from Notre Dame University became champion in the festival while ‘Clean Fighter’ of Daffodil International University became 1st Runner Up and ‘Grilling Developers’ of Dhaka University became 2nd Runner Up.
At the closing session Professor A M M Hamidur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science of DIU conducted the oath taking part of the ceremony where the students Swire upon to give their best effort to restore their environment and keep the environment green and clean. Later Professor A M M Hamidur Rahman distributed prizes among the winners.
Under the cleaning festival, participants had to clean the areas of Dhanmondi Lake from Rabindra Sorobor to Zhigatola area dividing in to 12 zones.