Students of Noakhali University of Science and Technology (Nobiprobi) have taken an exceptional initiative to create public awareness about health and environment protection. They are making people aware of health and environmental protection by picking up garbage from streets and parks while jogging for exercise.
On Saturday morning, 120 students of the University’s Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management picked up the garbage lying on the streets of Noakhali Municipal Park and the district city in specific bags and dropped it at a specific place while jogging.
The students said that picking up garbage from roads and parks while jogging for the purpose of physical exercise has recently gained great popularity among people in different countries around the world. This concept of voluntarily picking up litter while running or jogging is called plugging. They will also carry a bag with their jogging clothes, so that they can pick up the garbage lying on the road in the bag while running.
Though Plogging was invented in Sweden, it has now gained popularity in various European countries including Japan and America. Through this, both health and environmental protection are possible.
In order to create public awareness in this regard, the students of Noakhali University of Science and Technology formed a voluntary organization called Coastal Environment Network. Under the banner of this organization, they will continue this activity in different places of the district throughout the month of December under the slogan of Jogging and Plocka Up. Their activities will be conducted on December 12 at Noakhali University of Science and Technology campus and on December 15 at Maijdi Housing Estate area.
The president of the organization, Mahmudul Hasan, said, ‘Plogging is a new movement to protect the environment and health. We want the people of our country to become environment and health conscious through plugging like the conscious citizens of other countries of the world.
In this regard, the general secretary of the organization, Maisha Miskat, said, ‘We are happy that we have got Involed by our side in this movement. We are hopeful that plugging will make an important contribution to protecting the environment and protecting health.’