Campaign to Raise Awareness for Saving Buriganga River through Song – Day 3

Buriganga Riverkeeper which is affiliated with Waterkeepers Bangladesh, a regional entity of Waterkeeper Alliance has been working to protect the Buriganga River through enforcement, monitoring and community action. Its movement works for swimmable, drinkable and fishable Buriganga As part of the series of events titled as ‘Save River through Song’ on both sides of the Buriganga river, 3rd event was carried out on the 6th of May, 2017 by Buriganga Riverkeeper. The event was held at Gudaraghat, Kaliganj close to Sadarghat. As the main objective of the event, Lalon Analyst, Sirak Sardar along with his cultural group spread awareness messages through songs in order to save Buriganga from the ongoing reckless encroachment, filling and pollution.  Idris Ali molla, Awami League party member was a part of this event and said, “Through proper enforcement of the law, it was possible to clean the effluents and bring the rivers to normal condition. We have the necessary laws, rules and regulations. We have the responsibility for the implementation of such laws, rules and regulations. If the government so desires, the Buriganga may be cleaned up in ten years. This time may be allowed to make arrangements for all remedial measures”. Raising public awareness, the Riverkeeper team alleged that legal actions should be taken against the encroachers and government employees who helped the encroachers. Nevertheless, Buriganga Riverkeeper has been carrying out numerous awareness campaigns to find solution for the ongoing encroachment, grabbing and pollution.