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Leaflet Campaign held to increase awareness among shopkeepers to keep their premises clean

Throwing shop’s garbage in the roads is resulting to dirty and polluted environment. As a result risk of various diseases are increasing. At the same time the locality is losing its beauty. A clean and tidy community increases dignity of the community people. On 5 March, 2015 at 11:30 am community people of 34 no ward (former 47), Work for A Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust, Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA), Dhanmondi Kachikantha School, Alif Ideal Public School jointly organized a leaflet campaign from Rayer Bazar Boishakhi Playground to Sankar Bus Stand. The campaign was held to increase awareness among shopkeepers. In the campaign shopkeepers were requested to keep a basket for garbage and to clean their shop premises before closing it at night.

Shopkeepers were also requested not to pollute environment by throwing garbage here and there; to use dustbin and to encourage customers for using it, to use local garbage van, to clean shop premises befor closing at night, avoid throwing garbage in drains and sewerage line, and to persuade children for using garbage can rather than throwing it here and there.

Organizers said that it is the responsibility of the shop owners to keep the shop premises clean. Customers should be encouraged to use the dustbin. It is the responsibility of the community people to keep their locality clean. We want to build our area as an ideal one.

Social Worker Monjur Hasan Dilu and Ziaur Rahman Litu, Project Officer, WBB Trust, conducted the campaign. Besides Nurul Islam, Principal of Dhanmondi Kachikantha School; Jewel Hasan, Head Master of Alif Ideal Public School; Shanti Ribaru, Secretary-General, Grameen Atma Unnayan Center; Syed Mahbubul Alam, Admin (program and planning), WBB Trust; Maruf Hossain, National Advocacy Officer, WBB Trust etc were also present in the campaign.