Protect the Queen of the East
I feel fortunate to have been born in Chittagong, a city with a rich history. Settlers from ancient Persia or medieval Europe may have settled in Chittagong to gain political and economic benefits, but its natural beauty containing mountains, rivers, lakes, the world's longest beach, and its strong breeze led many global explorers to find a permanent home here.
Alas, Chittagong is no longer as beautiful as it used to be. Its beautiful hills and trees are cut down mercilessly, causing landslides and water- logging, and ruining numerous livelihoods. Once known as "The Queen of the East", it has now become a depleted city. We urge the government to help make it glorious again.
Nur Jahan, Chittagong