JU Live: A daylong Bird Fair-2018 was held today on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus with a view to raising mass awareness to conserve birds in the environment.
With the slogan “Pak PakhaliDesherRatno, AshunShobay Kori Jatno”JU Zoology department in association with Wild Life Rescue Center (WLRC), BangladeshBird Club, Aronnyok Foundation, Prokriti O Jibon Foundation and Bangladesh ForestDepartment organized the fair at the ZahirRaihan auditorium premises on the campus for the 17th time in a row.
JU Vice-Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam inaugurated the fair by releasing balloons at 10.30 am. Addressing the programme, JU VC said, ‘God blessed us with a beautiful campus but we cannot understand. There are huge number of birds are here in the Jahangirnagar University campus with different species and colors. We watch bird everyday so we do not understand that how beautiful they are. But, a huge number of people often come here to watch birds and become impressed’.
‘To held the guest birds on the campus, we need to be more careful about their habitant. We must try to maintain a bird friendly environment here’, she added. Organizers will continue this fair in every year, she expects.
Presided over by the Chairman of JU Zoology Department Professor Monwar Hossain Tuhin, JU Treasurer Professor SheikhMdMonzurulHuq, Chief Executive of Arronyok Foundation Farid Uddin, Bangladesh Representative of International Union of Conservation in Nature (IUCN)Rakibul Amin, Founder of Bangladesh Bird Club Enam Al Haque, Forest Conservator of Bangladesh Forest Department Zahidul Kabir and Founder of Wild Life Rescue Center (WLRC) Professor Mostafa Firoz addressed at the inaugural session of the fair among others.
The day-long fair was featured with inter-university bird identification competition,photography exhibition on birds, drawing competition for children, bird watching competitionthrough telescope, quiz competition, annual report presentation on bird’s seen at JU and awardgiving ceremony. This year conservation media award 2018 winners are MdAsaduz Zaman. Md. Nur AlamHimel and Touaha Khan.
Dhaka, 19 January, (campuslive24.com) //