[June 7] Let’s meet the world: Bangladesh

<The King of Jungle, Bengal Tiger>

Bangladeshi, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It shares boarder with India and Burma and meet Bay of Bengal in the south. Its climate is tropical – mild winter and hot, humid summer. It also has humid and warm rainy season (June to October). Their coastline is marked as a marshy jungle, the Sundarbans which is the largest mangrove forest in the world and home to diverse flora and fauna, including the Royal Bengal Tiger. This region was declared endangered in 1997. This country is facing some issues such as poverty and is now said to be one of the most ecologically vulnerable countries to climate change though Bangladesh is listed among the Next Eleven economies.

Today (June 7), Bangladesh hosts National Day at Yeosu Expo and a high level delegation led by the Hon’ble Minister for Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Ghulam Muhammed Quader, MP attended to celebrate today.

A big and famous cultural troupe from Bangladesh hit the celebration stage under a theme of NATURE & MUSIC and LIVE & LET LIVE with their fascinating classical, folk and modern music and dance. The performance attracted how the human beings are feed, nurtured and fulfilled with all other needs by the nature, oceans and costs in the form of music and dance. How the reckless activities by the human beings disrupt the ecological balance and sustainability of marine environment and how the nature and marine environment react for such reckless activities and give lessons for sustainable living of human beings, nature and environment together was also shown through music and dance.

Let’s meet their performances with some photos!

In addition, as a part of Bangladesh’s campaign for sustainable environment and her voice against polluters of global environment, eco-friendly JUTE BAG along with other souvenir was and will be distributed to the valued audiences after the morning performance (10:30 hours) and evening performance (18:00 hours) of Bangladesh National Day.

Bangladesh is one of the fewest countries participating in the Expo 2012 that have the closest relation with the ocean and coast. This is because the land, the Bay of Bengal, vast coasts, rivers, rivulets, canals, streams and the lives of the people of Bangladesh are interwoven with marked differences from other countries of the world. This is because Bangladesh is the first country in the world that formulated global best practice strategies and action plans to face the adverse impacts of climate change. This is because Bangladesh has long been working seriously for sustainable use of integrated coastal and marine resources, protection of critical habitat and coastal breeding, conservation of biological resources apart from her work for promotion of maritime industry. Finally, this is because Bangladesh is the home of the world biggest mangrove forest & the UNESCO world heritage “Sundarbans,” and the world longest unbroken natural sandy sea beach – “Cox’s Bazar.”

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