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Gardeners want Dhaka homes turn green
A successful gardener receiving a crest at the roof garden awareness meeting at National Press Club on Friday.

Gardeners want Dhaka homes turn green

Dhaka, March 23 – The need for spreading the message of raising suitable gardens at all buildings and homesteads of Dhaka city was emphasised at a meeting of roof gardeners at the National Press Club on Friday.The meeting organised by the Green Garden Society in association with GreenWatch Dhaka was marked by the distribution of saplings, presentation of crests to eminent gardeners, and discussion by a panel of experts.
Shyama Prasad Bepary retired joint secretary to the government was the chief guest at the function presided over by Rebeka Yasmeen of Green Garden Society.
Dr Mehedi Masud, project director, improvement of nutrition through year-round fruit production, the ministry of agriculture, Dr Paresh Golder, member-director, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, and Nurul Islam, nutrition development project, Badrul Hasan Bepari. Ibn Zaman and Motaleb Mashreki spoke at the function among others. Mostafa Kamal Majumder, consultant editor, Daily Asian Age, and Editor GreenWatch Dhaka moderated the programme.
Earlier a PowerPoint presentation on the activities of Green Garden Society was made by society’s admin member Ehteshamul Huq.
The speakers said what the roof gardeners of Dhaka have started would soon turn into a revolution that would turn cities of Bangladesh environmentally sustainable shortly.
Four successful gardeners who received crests were: Shilpi Akhtar, Rakib Ahmed Shovan, Parvej Sarkar and Nithur Nandi. A question-answer session between gardeners and experts on different roof garden problems and their solutions was a key attraction of the function. – Staff Reporter