Ecospree 2019 held in city
BITS organized a one-day long event entitled ‘Ecospree 2019’ where participants from every age group participated in exhibitions and seminar at Women’s Voluntary Association (WVA) at Dhanmondi-27 in the capital recently.
Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, chief biological advisor, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) addressed the event as chief guest.
The speakers and special guests of the event were Morshed Mishu, Peya Jannatul, Maria Nur, Sadman Sadik, and Ahmed Tahsin Shams.
Ecospree is designed to create massive environmental awareness through art and entertainment. The categories of the exhibitions were; art, cartoon, photography and short film.
The event was scheduled to exhibit art (Paper/Canvas Art & Digital Art), photography, cartoon, calligraphy, short film and documentary film. After that the session named Green Talk & Soirée set sail. Then, Live Talk: Interactive Breakout Sessions on environment related issues started where notable celebrities shared their thoughts and voice for environment.
The event ended with musical performance by renowned singer Topu and prize distribution ceremony.
The most enlightening session was conducted by Mubarak Ahmad Khan who has been doing research since 1990, with the aim of creating and utilizing Jute and commercial uses and possibilities.
According to the science-based research database, Scopus, he is considered to be the leading scientist in the study of jute worldwide. Among his many discoveries mentionable are Sonali bag, jutin, helmets and tiles of which all are made from jute.
International cartoonist Morshed Mishu shed light on the practice of environmental consciousness in daily lives. Ahmed Tahsin Shams, academic, poet, and film-maker, gave theoretical insights on the “ego-conscious” approach versus “eco-conscious” approach while practicing and interpreting artworks. The event was graced by veteran media personnel Shomi Kaiser.