Protect rivers from land grabbers – River Fair Starts at JU

A three-day long national river fair-2011 titled “Chhoto Nodi Chhoto Noy” began at Jahangirnagar University (JU) in Savar yesterday.
Freedom Fighter Ferdousi Priyovashini inaugurated the fair while Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Sharif Enamul Kabir spoke as the chief guest.
Dr Sharif said rivers have a strong impact on biological diversity. They work like vein to human being, he said, adding, “We will lose our civilisation if we cannot protect our rivers”.
He urged the government to take immediate steps to protect rivers from the land grabbers.
The fair was organised by Department of Geography and Environmental Science of JU and Disaster Forum.
River related slide show, painting competition for the children, film and documentary shows, songs, recitations, mime and discussions are included in the fair.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muniruzzaman and Prof Dr Farhad Hossain and Treasurer Prof Dr Md Nasir Uddin were present at the function.

Published at The Daily Star, on July 24, 2011.

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