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World Habitat Day will be observed in the country today like elsewhere across the world through holding various programmes to make the planet livable for all.
Every year, the day is observed on the first Monday of October, reports BSS.
In 1985, the United Nations at its General Assembly had decided to observe the day. The day has been observed since 1986. This year’s theme of the day has been fixed as “Municipal solid waste management”.
Ministry of Housing and Public Works has taken various programmes to mark the day. The programmes included colourful rallies, seminar, publication of supplementary and souvenir.
The main rally would be brought out from the Central Shaheed Minar at 7am and it will end in front of the Jatiya Press Club after parading different thoroughfares.
Later, a discussion would be held at Osmani Memorial auditorium at 9am.
Besides, a seminar on “Municipal solid waste management” will be held in the conference room of the Public Works Bhaban at 3pm.