Thousands of children from different schools and colleges today staged a demonstration at Manik Mia Avenue in Dhaka urging the world leaders to act against climate change.
They also formed a human chain and brought out a procession there expressing solidarity with the global climate strike in response to the call of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Save the Children in Bangladesh and Green Saver Association jointly organized the programme engaging children and youth platforms like girl’s guide, school cabinet members, urban community volunteers and Rover Scout Bangladesh.
After the procession, the participants also called upon people to be aware of the adverse impact of climate change.
While addressing the procession, Ahsan Rony, president of the Green Saver, declared “climate emergency in Bangladesh” and demanded climate justice from the countries responsible for the climate change.
Greta Thunberg, who is a 16 years old girl, stood outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018 holding a placard that read “School strike of the climate.” Later, Greta started taking the movement on various platforms and named it ‘Friday for Future.”
The movement is currently spreading among the children around the world and even at the policy level of the countries those are at most risk for the climate change.
As part of the global movement, the children gathered at the Manik Mia Avenue holding different kinds of colorful banners, festoons and placards with the slogan “Our world, our future. Plant trees and save the world.”