The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau:
In commemoration of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence of Bangladesh. Bangladesh High Commission in collaboration with the Department of Forest of Brunei Darussalam organized a Tree Plantation Program in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei yesterday. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Apong, Minister for Primary Resources and Tourism graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor at the invitation by Bangladesh High Commissioner Mrs. Nahida Rahman Shumona. In attendance were Bangladeshi community members, members of the diplomatic core, officials from the Department of Forest and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, civil society members, journalists, etc.
The program started with the arrival of the Guest of Honour early in the morning, who inaugurated the event by a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the program. In total, 101 trees including 41 Ru Runag, 59 Ubah, and 01 Neem were planted by the Guest of Honour, other invited guests, and officials of the Bangladesh High Commission. Mr. Sumon Banik, a Bangladeshi community member, and the professional gardener was entrusted by the Bangladesh High Commission with the task of maintaining the saplings for the next 01 (one) year.
Expressing his deepest personal regard for the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Guest of Honor highly appreciated this initiative of the Bangladesh High Commission and wholeheartedly congratulated the Bangladesh High Commissioner for spearheading this excellent initiative worthy of emulation in every possible sense.
The Bangladesh High Commissioner said that she was very proud and happy to have been able to organize this Tree Plantation Program as part of the ongoing celebrations of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest Bengali of all times. She candidly told that Bangabandhu was the principal architect of the nation of Bangladesh and therefore, all Bangladeshi citizens irrespective of their religion, caste, creed, color, socio-economic status, and location of stay, must actively take part in the ongoing celebrations of his Birth Centenary as well as the Golden Jubilee of the Independence of Bangladesh. She thanked the Guest of Honour for attending the occasion and honored him with a crest. She was of the firm opinion that this program should serve as an inspiration for all to plant more trees crucial for ensuring a bright and green future for the planet and humanity.