As the effects of noise pollution are not visible we tend to ignore it. But noise pollution has very harmful effects on our body. At present in the name of celebration sings are played loudly in Dhaka. It is harmful to people as well as biodiversity. According to Noise Pollution (Control) Rules 2006, equipments creating sound that exceeds standard are not allowed to run more than 5 hours a day and after 10 PM it is totally restricted. But this law is continuously being violated in Dhaka. It is hampering necessary rest of the city dwellers. Along with initiatives by a relevant government organization, awareness among people is also necessary.
On 23rd January 2018, Department of Environmental Science of Stamford University, Protyasha Anti-Drug Club, Nagorik Adhikar Shongrokkhon Forum, BCHRD, Poribesh Udyog, ESSD, Feni Students Forum of Dhaka and Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust jointly organized a human chain on demand of Stopping Noise Pollution in the name of Celebration after 10 PM. And speakers expressed as above in the event.
Speakers of the program said that, playing songs loudly causes problem for the people. Especially children, sick and senior citizens are affected more. Noise Pollution (Control) Rules 2006 and Dhaka Building Construction Act, 2008 have given specific guideline for noise pollution control but those are being violated continuously. Law enforcement group and other relevant organizations should take strict steps in this regard. Steps should also be taken to aware people about existing policies and moral sense.
The human chain was presided by Chairman of Department of Environmental Science of Stamford University Dr Ahmed Kamruzzaman Majumder and moderated by Senior Project Officer of Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust Ziaur Rahman. Speakers of the program were Program Manager of Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust Maruf Hossain, Registrar of Stamford University Abdul Matin, Academic Advisor of Department of Environmental Science of Stamford University Professor Dr Gulshan Ara Latif, Chairman of NASOF Hafizur Rahman Moyna, Director of Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust Gaous Pearee, Executive Director of BCHRD Mahbubul Haq, Executive Director of Kushtia Saaf Mir Abdur Razzak and many more. Moreover Human Rights Activist Dr Anwar Hossain, Asst Professor of Stamford University Dr Mahmuda Parvin, Barani Dalbot of Institute of Wellbeing and others were present in the program.