World Ozone Day today...

Dhaka, Thursday   21 October 2021

World Ozone Day today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:49 PM, 16 September 2021   Updated: 05:02 PM, 16 September 2021

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World Ozone Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Thursday with the theme "Montreal Protocol-Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool".

On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the occasion urging all to take concerted efforts to help protect the ozone layer to save the environment.

Both the president and the premier wished the overall success of all the programmes taken on the occasion of 'World Ozone Day-2021'.

To mark the day, special programmes are being aired on various electronic media including Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar.

The Montreal Protocol was signed in the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer on September 16, 1987, and it came into force on January 1, 1989. Bangladesh has been observing the day since 1990 following signing of the protocol in the same year.