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As a part of the celebration of Mujib Year and 47th Anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Historical Speech in Bangla at the UN, the Bangladesh High Commission, Port Louis, Mauritius and the City Council of Port Louis, jointly planted 47 trees at Plaine Verte, Port Louis. Vice Prime Minister of the Government of Mauritius and Minister of Local Government and Disaster Management, Honourable Mohammad Anwar Hasnu graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Honourable Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change was present as the special guest.
In her welcome address, H.E. the High Commissioner Rezina Ahmed paid her deepest tribute to the greatest Bengali of all time, Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She briefly elaborated the significance of the day and said that it was a matter of great pride that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina alike her father addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in Bangla. As the Chair of Climate Vulnerable Forum, Bangladesh along with CVF member countries has taken bold and far reaching initiatives to the adaptation to climate change and mitigating adverse effects. The High Commissioner has said that may these trees will grow with our good wishes and commitment to securing environmental resilience.
Vice Prime Minister of the Government of Mauritius Honourable Mohammad Anwar Hasnu highly appreciated the prosperous manoeuvre of the Mission of tree plantation program in the memory of Bangabandhu and said that the environment of the park would be refreshing and revitalized with this great initiative. Such action would contribute in the protection of the world’s environment and climate.
The Special Guest, Honourable Mr. Kavidash Ramano, Minister for Environment, highly commended the Bangladesh High Commission for organizing such an innovative program like tree planting. The Minister has mentioned that Mauritius is preparing for participating in COP26 and looking forward to the outcome of the conference. He added that the saplings would one day become full-fledged trees and thus will make the environment of the park more pleasant.
The Chief Guest inaugurated the program of planting trees, followed by Hon’ble Minister of Environment Mr. Kavidash Ramano, Deputy Speaker Mr. Mohammad Zahid Nazurally, Member of Parliament Mr. Mohammad Selim Abbas Mamudi and Ehsan Jumon. Mr. Mahfooz Moussa CADERSAIB, The Mayor, Port Louis, High Commissioner of India, Ambassadors of Madagascar and Egypt to Mauritius, the CDA, a.i. of Pakistan and the South African Commission, members of Civil Sosiety and Bangladesh community and other officials and employees of the Bangladesh Mission. The program was attended by print and electronic media personnel as well.
In the end, the Chief Guest, Special Guest, Deputy Speaker and Lord Mayor were presented the portrait of Bangabandhu, delivering speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 1974 as a memento.