Awareness underscored to address environment pollutionDU Correspondent
Responsible behaviour and awareness among general people can save the environment from being polluted, academics said on Tuesday.
Addressing a seminar at Teacher-Student Centre of Dhaka University to mark World Environment Day-2012, the speakers stressed the need for raising mass awareness to reduce environmental pollution.
The Centre for Disaster and Vulnerability Studies under sociology department of the university organised the seminar at around 11:00am.
The discussants said only the government and the policy makers would not be able to save the environment; people’s participation was essential to ensure a healthy environment for all.
‘Knowledge about the impacts of environment pollution on the lives of people enables people to face climate change adversities more efficiently,’ CDVS coordinator Mahbuba Nasrin said.
DU social sciences faculty dean Farid Uddin Ahmed asked the media to play a role in building public awareness in this regard.
Sociology chairman M Emdadul Haque chaired the programme, also addressed, among others, by the department teachers Ishrat Shamim, Md Mashiur Rahman and Md Sahadat Hossain.
Earlier, they brought out a colourful procession from the base of Aparajeya Bangla with banners emphasising awareness of environment pollution.
The procession, led by the university vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique, ended at TSC after parading different streets of the campus.
Meanwhile, geography and environment department also held a seminar at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban to mark the day.
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