| 13 Dec 2019, 00:00 | Update : 13 Dec 2019, 23:07
A new cleanliness drive -- 'Porichchonnotar Juddho' (battle for cleanliness) -- was launched in the capital on Friday.
Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim inaugurated the campaign arranged by 'Dettol Harpic Porichchonno Bangladesh' and RTV in front of the Parliament.
KM Khalid, State Minister of Cultural Affairs, and Atiqul Islam, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, and 200 scout members were present during the campaign launching program.
“It’s our responsibility to keep this country beautiful and clean,” Karim said, adding that those who take bribes and engage in corruption will also have to clean up their act.
“Such impurity should be eradicated from the society,” he said.
State Minister Khalid said such cleanliness campaigns will help a lot in building the country.
DNCC Mayor Islam said the people have to keep the country clean.
Freedom fighter Bir Protik Md Habibul Alam, Vice President, Bangladesh scouts; freedom fighter Md Golam Rosul Bhuiyan; Dettol Harpic Porichchonno Bangladesh’s Ambassador Riaz and Chief Coordinator Salauddin Ahmed Tarek; Syed Ashiq Rahman, CEO of RTV; celebrity Shampa Reza, singer Fakir Alamgir, along with scout members were present at the inauguration ceremony.