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Competition to engage youths in making the planet better

| Updated: April 01, 2021 00:37:00

Competition to engage youths in making the planet better

Conversations about the environment, although still going at a slower pace, have at least been initiated. However, participation, especially among the youths, can improve a lot when it comes to Bangladesh. With that in mind, Aritrika came into being to increase youth engagement and making people aware about environmental issues.

Aritrika is an environment-preservation organisation that has been working tirelessly to create a green and clean world. The organisation is devoted to solving different hazards and engaging youths to be more proactive in ecological-conservation activities. 

On the occasion of World Earth Hour on March 27, Aritrika launched 'Make Better Planet' event to celebrate the annual awareness making event. Earth Hour, which started as a simple lights-off event in 2007, has turned into a massive movement over the years. Today, people from different parts of the world unite to address environmental issues on this day.

This year, Aritrika has launched the event to inspire the youth in taking action for the planet on earth hour. The event aims to open a platform for students to share their thoughts through their creativity. It has three main categories which are creative writing, art, and nature photography.

Participants were supposed to submit their contributions following the theme, 'We for Earth,' by March 30. Aritrika has also planned to open a virtual gallery, where each artwork and picture will be displayed. An esteemed panel of adjudicators will judge the contributions. The winners will be given gift-hampers and certifications. As of now, art and photography submission is going on and will continue until April 10.

Organisations known as Buri and Kunjo are the proud gift partners of the event, and the Radio carnival, along with the Financial Express joined as the media partners. Moreover, to ensure a more significant engagement, Aritrika partnered with Youth Opportunities as an outreach partner. 

Bohubrihi, the E-learning partner, is offering attractive gift vouchers on their courses for the winners. Different clubs including BUP Disaster Management Forum, MIST Environmental Club, Notre Dame Eco and Space Club, and JU Nature Conservation Initiative, have also extended their cordial support for holding the event with grandeur. 

The writer is a BBA student at North South University. Email: [email protected]

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