On the occasion of World Environment Day, a photography exhibition featuring images by Fojit Shak Babu titled "Bachao Nodi Shitalokha" (Save Shitalokha River) will begin today at Nalini Kanta Bhattashali Gallery, Bangladesh National Museum, in the city. The inaugural session of the exhibition will be held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum.
Lawmaker Gazi Golam Dastagir Bir Pratik will be present as chief guest at the event. British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson and Aubert Sophie, Ambassador of France to Bangladesh will be present as honourable guests at the programme. Lawmaker Professor MH Millat will be present as special guest. Prime minister's Media Adviser and editor of The Daily Observer Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury will inaugurate the exhibition. Professor emeritus Anisuzzaman will preside over the inaugural session.
Fojit Shak Babu , a passionate photographer from Narayangonj, has started a journey through his photographic-images to check ruination of the environment from pollution. The exhibition focuses on disastrous situations of Bangladesh's climate.
Reducing environmental pollution and alleviating poverty are the two biggest challenges facing the world today. The most serious consequence of climate change for the human society will be the changes in rain and snowfall patterns that would present us a warmer earth. We are already experiencing an unprecedented number of serous floods, climate change, pollution and droughts, and these problems are likely to intensify. So, we should abide by the law and expect a pollution free Bangladesh for the next generation.
Fojit Shak Babu was born in 1980 at Rupgonj of Narayangonj. He worked for a long time with the popular photo agency 'Focus Bangla News' and 'Banglar Chock'. Now he is working as a photo journalist at the Daily Alokito Bangladesh.
The exhibition will continue till June 12.