** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

Climate action, social justice underscored for better tomorrow

27 September 2021

City Desk

Probha Aurora, also known as ‘Rising Dawn’, an emerging social enterprise, has recently organized a global launch event regarding multifaced discourse of climate action and social justice. The event was facilitated by esteemed speaker Dr. Aftab Uddin, Adviser, Probha Aurora, Vice President and CEO of Mc Weadon Education, and Chairperson of Public Health Education, Bangladesh, says a press release.
Planning Minister MA Mannan, MP was the chief guest at the event. The minister expressed his sincere support on behalf of the government, further wishing Probha Aurora the best for their further endeavors. Probha Aurora’s Founder and Managing Director, Bidhan Chandra Pal, an avid writer and environmentalist with over 25 years of experiencein the development sector is committed to raise both the boundary and standard of the organisation’s work by collaborating with the UNESCO & UNEP recognized Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Chief Executive Officer of FEE, Danial Schaffer was quite keen in supporting Probha Aurora, and expressed the FEE’s enthusiasm at the Global Launch Event, he stated, “if this membership is achieved, then, hopefully soon, the people and especially the young people in Bangladesh will be able to benefit from the programs, resources and partnerships that are available to the members of our global organisation.”
The event also welcomed distinguished thinkers from across the globe to put forth their valuable insights. Some of the key issues that were discussedare capacity building of human capital for conservation of the environment, the estimation of economic risks associated with climate change, and scope and success of Bangladesh in reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “… the leaders really ought to have values of saving the world and protecting it for the future generations by being very optimal, and by being very efficient in the resource use.
And for that reason, you have to empower the people and be careful about using the resources", a cautionary comment made by Dr.Atiur Rahman, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Dhaka University and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Along with other academicians and eco-activists who cheered up Probha Aurora, for explicitly addressing the organisation's capabilities, a valuable remark was,  "I would think that there would be a very high return in investment in these younger generations really and particularly investment in human capital and this is one of the unique opportunities rarely that Bidhan and his organisation has seized this opportunity very prudently and very timely", said Dr. M.A Sattar Mandal, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University.

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