Youth must lead social movement: Mayor Atiq
Published: 09:39 PM, 1 January 2022 Updated: 09:41 PM, 1 January 2022
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam said, every young person is potential, every young person is a change maker. All iniquities and injustices will be removed from society only if the youth stand up. Therefore, the youth should lead the social movement for the welfare of the country and the people.
The DNCC mayor said this while addressing the closing ceremony of 'Save Earth, Save Bangladesh' exhibition organized by BD Clean at Banani BTCL ground in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
He paid deep homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the great architect of independence and father of the nation.
Md. Atiqul Islam said that on the occasion of the golden jubilee of great independence and victory and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, BD Clean members organized a demonstration of 5 crore abandoned cigarette filters and 3 million plastic bottles collected from roads across the country.
The DNCC Mayor said that the slogan of the exhibition titled 'Save Earth, Save Bangladesh' is 'We need to be aware of pollution of plastic materials and post-smoking filters, let's build a livable Bangladesh, take utmost care' which is timely and very significant. Taxes on tobacco products should be increased to discourage smoking for their own well-being.
He said that disposal of used plastic products has caused environmental pollution as well as waterlogging, so the manufacturing companies have to ensure recycling of plastic products.
Md. Atiqul Islam further said that the sacred soil of Bengal mixed with the blood of 3 million martyrs cannot be made unclean by dumping garbage everywhere, everyone has to keep their homes and surroundings clean and tidy and build a healthy, vibrant, and modern Dhaka together.
Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Tajul Islam was present as the chief guest. Member of Parliament Nahid Izahar Khan and Chief Waste Management Officer of DNCC Commodore S. M. Sharif-ul Islam, local councilor Nasir and Farid Uddin, founder of BD Clean were present.