Benazir calls for planting trees to make Bangladesh greener

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed today called for planting trees specially fruit-trees to make green Bangladesh greener under the social forestry programme.

He made the call virtually at the inaugural function of the tree plantation programme of Bangladesh Police Women’s Welfare Association (Punak) at the conference room of Police Headquarters here as the chief guest.

He also emphasized on taking social and state initiatives through tree-planting activities to protect the diversity of animals, birds and plants.

Punak has undertaken the tree plantation programme with the aim of building a green country.

Benazir virtually inaugurated the social forestry programme jointly conducted by Bangladesh Police and Punak with the theme ‘Mujib Borshe Ongikar Kori, Sonar Bangla Sabuj Kori’.

The IGP said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced a campaign to plant one crore trees across the country on the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The programme taken by Bangladesh Police and Punak will help achieve the goal of the tree plantation programme announced by the Premier and that is why it is very significant, he added.

This programme is very important for the country, for the state, for the society and for the next generation, he continued.

Appreciating Punak’s activities, he said that since its inception, Punak has been contributing a lot to the welfare of the society and the police family through multi-dimensional creative initiatives.

He said Punak has stood by the  helpless people even during the corona period.

During the pandemic, Central Punak distributed food among the destitute and helpless almost every night, he said, adding that it also distributed iftar almost every day last Ramadan.

A few days ago, on the birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, it went to Tungipara and organized a free medical camp to help people, he said.

Punak President Zeeshan Mirza delivered the welcome speech on the occasion while Additional IG Dr Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury and Additional IG SM Ruhul Amin were also present , among others.

Later, the IGP and Punak president planted saplings on the premises of the police headquarters.