Cycling to raise climate change awareness
A team of Bangladeshi cyclists from UK, Freedom50 Riders, has organised "Bangladesh Charity Bike Ride" from February 3 to 8 across the country to spread awareness about the global climate emergency.
The team started their journey from Dhaka last morning and reached Jamalpur's Sarishabari this afternoon, reports our Jamalpur correspondent.
They are also raising funds to establish a free "eco-school" in a flood-affected region in Bangladesh for economically marginalised children.
Tauhid Pasha, one of the founders of Freedom50 Riders, said, "Our aim is to raise awareness on the impact of global warming, and we want to build a school in a part of Bangladesh where it floods several times in a year and displaces people."
Shahin Chowdhury, a spokesperson of the organisation, said, "We have been working with Human Appeal, our charity partner. Our target is to raise over £100,000 but we have already raised over £90,000."
Shale Ahmed, head of Freedom50 Riders, said: "I'm really proud to be a part of a project which aims to raise awareness on the impact of global warming among Bangladeshi people and raise funds for the education of poor children."