A big rally show has been conducted in Khulna city focusing on ‘Save the Moyur for Water Security in Khulna’. This rally was organized by the Environmental Science Discipline of Khulna University with support from the IWFM and ILS. The rally started from Khulna University campus and ended at the Khulna city. A total of 200 participants, mostly Khulna University students and faculty took part in the rally organized on June 25, 2012. Several daily news papers covered this rally in their news papers.
|Showdown of the participants before the rally|
|Rally started from the KU campus|
The Moyur is the only freshwater river in Khulna. However, this river has been dying due to illegal encroachments and pollution discharges. The Moyur can be a potential source of freshwater in Khulna. Thus, BUET Team started to work to save the river through action research inputs since 2010. This rally was a part of awareness building activities of ‘Save the Moyur Campaign’. the team believes that a larger stakeholders’ platform may save the river for future water security in urban and peri-urban Khulna.
|Dr. Hamidul Huq of ILS showing a poster, ‘Secure Water for Future Generation’|
‘Save the Moyur Campaign’ in Khulna city
On the occasion of the ‘World Environment Day 2012’, a tree plantation program was also arranged by the ESD of KU with financial support from the peri-urban project. A total of 20 local species of trees were planted in the KU campus. Honorable pro-vice Chancellor of Khulna University attended this program. the faculty was present for plating the trees. Professor Dr. Salma Begum palnted the first tree.
Honorable Pro-vice Chancellor is planting a tree at KU campus.
Professor Dr. Salma Begum of ESD planting a tree at KU campus.