Environment Preservation Make Easier Protection of Diseases: Information Minister, Bangladesh.
Information Minister of Bangladesh Hassan Mahmood said, “It would have been easier to protect people from many diseases and viruses if nature and the environment had not been oppressed.”
He said this while planting a sapling at government residences in Dhaka on 5th June to mark World Environment Day.
Referring to the World Environment Day in the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Hassan Mahmood said, “The whole world is overwhelmed by the coronavirus. But we are also looking at some positive aspects of this situation.
You have seen dolphins on Cox’s Bazar beach, which would not have happened in a crowd of thousands. The deer of the Sundarbans are roaming more comfortably than before.
Not just here, it’s a picture of the whole world. Nature is much clearer now than before. It proves how ruthless we are towards nature in normal times, which is why the environment and nature cannot develop in its way.”
He further said, “As a student of environmental science, I think that the purity of today’s nature also proves that if we preserve our nature and environment, it would be easier to protect people from many diseases and viruses.”
Mr. Hasan Mahmud, mentioning the Prime Minister’s cancelation of all the programs of Mujib100th birth anniversary due to Covid-19, he informed’ “Awami League’s Forest and Environment Sub-Committee has taken tree planting programs across the country to mark the occasion of Mujib Year.
Under this program, Aawmilegue will plant 100 species of trees across the country.
Source: Prothom Alo