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World Oceans Day observed

Published : 08 Jun 2021 09:21 PM

With the theme ‘Life and Livelihood’, the World Oceans Day was observed in Bangladesh on Tuesday (June 8). On the occasion, Save Our Sea, a platform working on sea and environment, arranged a webinar. Secretary General of the organisation Muhammad Anowarul Hoque moderated the event. 

Chairman of Oceanography Department of Chittagong University Prof Dr Muslem Uddin presented the keynote address at the webinar, while professor of Botany Department of Dhaka University Dr Mohammad Jasim, chief executive of Bangladesh Tourism Board Javed Ahmed, country director of World Conservation Society Dr Jahangir Alam, associate professor of Geography and Environment Department of Chittagong University Dr Bishwaji Nath, expert on blue economy Dr Dilruba Chowdury, senior scientific officer of Bangladesh Oceanography  Research Institute Mohammad Jakaria, director of Save Our Sea SM Atikur Rahman and president of Marine Journalist Network Mahmud Sohel spoke at the webinar, among others.

The United Nations (UN) declared World Oceans Day as an official occasion in 2008. The UN has also hosted different themes each year to celebrate the day.