International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) has been awarded second prize in the World Environmental Day-2014 Fair organized by the Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Forests. Out of total 91 stalls of different institutions joined in the week long fair, Dhaka University, Geography Department has been awarded the first prize in the competition.
Mr. Abdullah Al Islam Jakob, Deputy Minister for Environment and Forests handed over the prize to Prof.Dr Mohammed Ataur Rahman,Director, Centre for Global Environmental Culture (CGEC) and Program on Education for Sustainability, IUBAT at the closing ceremony on Wednesday at the Conference Hall, Forest House Agargaon, Dhaka. The week-long fair arranged on the occasion of World Environment Day began on Thrustday, June 5 at Agargon, Dhaka ended on Wednesday.
Earlier, Mr Anwar Hossain Monju MP, Minister for Environment and Forests speaking as chief guest of the closing session called upon the people of all strata of the society to help maintain healthy environment in their own areas for combating the worst effects of climate change. He appreciated the jubilant participation of many organizations and academic institutions for exhibiting their excellence in the matter with great deal of commitment and exuberance. He felicitated the professionals worked with endurance to put up brilliance in operational activities in the stalls attracting visitors during the week long fair.
Ms. Pauline Tamesis, Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh, speaking as guest of honour appreciated the performance of different institutions forl focusing the methodology of better maintenance of environment in the best interest of mother earth. Presided over by Md. Raisul Alam Mondol, Director General, Department of Environment, Mr.Shafiqur Rahman Patwari,Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests also spoke on the occasion.
Prof. Dr . M Alimullah Miyan, Founder and Vice Chancellor of IUBAT presently attending academic conference abroad expressed thanks to the Ministry of Environment and Forest and the Department of Environment for recognition of university’s role in environmental arena and awarding by judging the performance in the relevant areas. He also thanked the faculties and students for representing the university in this prestigious venture and earning 00 glory for their Alma Mater.
IUBAT stall presented extraordinary theme “Science behind Tradition” and showed thoughtful video and posters reflecting climate change, model of home gardening and grey water recycling project. Visitors impressed by the excellent performance of the stall recorded comments appreciating the devotional commitment of academics of the university.
Professional experts of environmental arena have lauded the role of IUBAT for its wide-ranging involvement in climate change, adaptation program and coastal zone maintenance effort including plantation of indigenous trees for landscape management. The endeavour of the university for converting it into a “Green Campus” to facilitate healthy environment leading to sustainable development was also praised by the experts.