Youth Celebrate Nature
Borhan Uddin Ahmed
Rahimafrooz celebrated the World Environment Day on June 5th, 2012 to spread awareness about the environment among the youth. The Rural Service Foundation hosted quiz competitions for SSC students in 30 different upazillas of Bangladesh.
Mohaimenul Islam, a winner of the quiz, from Madaripur's Shipchor upazilla, Shipchor Nanda Kumar institute said, “Through RSF Poribesh Utshab, I learned that we, the younger generation can create the Green Environment to help save our planet. I want to spread awareness about this.”
Chief Guest, Honourable Minister of Environment and Forestry said “Bangladesh is the only Developing Country, which is a member of the 'Green Climate Fund'. Famous Novelist Emdadul Haque Milon said “If our students move forward, like they did during the Liberation War, it won't be long that we'll have a green Bangladesh.” Artist Mustafa Monowar said, “Only the younger generation can return the beautiful environment that we lost. Only if nature lives, humans will live. We all need to remember that.” Niaz Rahim, Chairman of RSF said, “We believe, that through this Rahimafrooz initiative, the young generation will step forward for the cause of protecting the environment. They will become conscious about utilising resources efficiently and minimising wastage.” RSF Executive Director Ruhul Quddus said, “We tried to create awareness among our students to save the environment.”
A Thoughtful Attempt
Promiti Prova Chowdhury
The book 'Rana' by Shahadat Shohag claims to be a teenage novel, though the teenage materials come almost at the end of the novel. For the appearance of the central character 'Rana', you have to read more than half of the book. Written in a clichéd form, the book also talks about women's rights, complicacies of conjugal life, broken relationships, and the teenager Rana's realisations. It also shows how a so-called helpless woman can change her life if she really tries with perseverance. It also draws interesting chemistry among the characters especially between a woman and a child, and explores the complexities of motherhood. Overall, it is a good read and can be meant for passing your leisure.
The book has 126 pages. It first came out in the Ekushey Boimela 2012 from the publication house Shikha Prokashoni. The book is sold at Tk 200, and can be found at several book stores. Comparatively new writer, Shahadat Shohag has dedicated the book to all the teenagers who want to find out where the success of life lies.