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Prokriti Mela in capital

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
ith the aim to create public awareness on the various elements of environment and nature among the people, Channel i, in association with Prokriti O Jibon Foundation, organised a day-long fair titled Channel i Prokriti Mela on the premises of Channel i in the capital’s Tejgaon area recently.
The theme of this year’s fair was ‘Plastic Dushon Rodher Shapath’ (Promise to stop plastic pollution).
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the eighth edition of the fair by releasing seven parrots, great egret and colourful balloons.
Channel i Managing Director Faridur Reza Sagor, Director of Channel i and Impress Telefilm Ltd Abdur Rashid Majumdar, Chairman of Prokriti O Jibon Foundation Mukit Majumdar Babu, cultural personalities Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, Rahat Khan, Abdul Mannan, among others, were present, at the inaugural ceremony of the fair. Then, the guests unveiled the cover of a book titled Pechar Panchali written by Mukti Majumder Babu at the event.
During the day-long event, singers Chandana Majumdar, Shafi Mandal, the artistes of Shera Kontho, Banglar Gaan, Khudey Gaanraj performed, while Shimul Mustapha recited poems. Besides, mime art show, Poter Gaan and dance performance were also held.
The event also featured tree plantation, drawing competition, Gambhira, photo exhibition, stalls of sea fish, butterfly exhibition, bird-related book stall, stalls of hand and cottage industries and much more.
It is noted that Prokriti O Jibon Foundation has been organising the Prokriti Mela for the last eight years.

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