World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. The theme for World Environment Day 2018 was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and motto was ‘If you cannot reuse it, refuse it’. The Department of Environment (DoE), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organized a different event to aware mass people.
The Department of Environment (DoE), BUET Debating Club and Save the Children jointly organized the debate competition to celebrate World Environment Day 2018. The final round of the seventh inter-university debate competition on the environment was held at Bangladesh Television Bhaban on July 10, 2018. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) was present as the moderator on the occasion.
In the final round, BUET Debating Club competed against Bangladesh Agricultural University Debating Club. Judges included Dr. Mizan R Khan (MRK), Professor of Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University, Dr. Md. Samsul Alam, Professor of Department of Geography & Environment, Jahangirnagar University and Quazi Sarwrad Imtiaz Hashmi, Additional Director General of Department of Environment (DoE) under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
Earlier, BUET Debating Club competed against East West University Debating Club in the semifinals while Bangladesh Agriculture University battled against Dhaka University. Students from 16 public and private universities took part in the competition which began on May 14 & 16, 2018.
Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University, Chittagong University, Rajshahi University, Khulna University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, North South University and BRAC University, among others, participated in the competition. BTV will broadcast the final round of debate on 18 July 2018.