- Development & Aid
- Economy & Trade
- Human Rights
- Global Governance
- Civil Society
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Feb 25 2017 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - Abdus Samad Sheikh, 60, cannot sleep peacefully at night if he doesn’t plant a tree every day.
Samad, who lives in Vagondanga village in Aliabad union in Faridpur Sadar upazila has planted around 50,000 trees over the past 48 years. A nature lover by passion, Samad earns around Tk 100 every day by pulling rickshaw in Faridpur, which he spends on buying essentials for his family and at least one plant a day.
To know more about this passionate tree lover watch the video from Star Live!
This story was originally published by The Daily Star, Bangladesh
IPS is an international communication institution with a global news agency at its core, raising the voices of the South
and civil society on issues of development, globalisation, human rights and the environment
Copyright © 2017 IPS-Inter Press Service. All rights reserved. - Terms & Conditions
You have the Power to Make a Difference
Would you consider a $20.00 contribution today that will help to keep the IPS news wire active? Your contribution will make a huge difference.