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23 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 22 March, 2019 10:16:16 PM
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‘Weather has monumental impact on earth and lives’

World Meteorological Day today
BSS, Dhaka

President Md Abdul Hamid yesterday said weather has a monumental impact on earth and lives. In a message on the occasion of the World Meteorological Day 2019, he said since the primitive time, the phenomena of weather and climate have been playing a very significant role in the development, advancement and ups and down of human civilization.

The President said the interaction between the sun and the earth plays a vital role in maintaining the earth’s energy balance. At the same time, it helps to drive the entire water cycle and climate system, he said adding, the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day ‘The Sun, the Earth and the Weather’ is time befitting in this regard.

Abdul Hamid said the adverse impact of climate change is taking its toll on weather and it is now being felt worldwide. “Therefore, it is imperative for the countries to take coordinated sustainable initiatives and exchange information on weather, climate and water in order to reduce the risks of climate change,” he added.

He said through this process formulation of national policy, creating awareness and getting clear concept on weather pattern would be possible to mitigate the risks of climate change as well as to face natural disasters.

“Bangladesh is a country of diverse weather. Here, weather pattern is inextricably linked with the production of different kinds of fruits and crops. Therefore, the exchange of inter-state weather and climate related information and accurate and timely forecasts of weather play an important role in protecting lives and properties,” he added. The President hoped that Bangladesh Meteorological Department, would be able to disseminate weather and climate related services to the grassroots, especially to the farmers, in a timely and befitting manner.

The World Meteorological Day will be observed here like other countries in the world today commemorating the emergence of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a specialized agency of the United Nations.

“Every year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its 193 member states and territories, including Bangladesh, observe this day commemorating the emergence of WMO as a specialized agency of the United Nations,” said an ISPR press release.

Different programmes have been taken to observe the day at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) headquarters in the city and at the divisional offices along with its significant branch offices across the country.

An exhibition of meteorological instruments and a documentary screening on related issues will be held at the hheadquarters, significant road islands will be decorated and a rally will be brought out.

A technical session will be conducted by the Officers’ Association of BMD. Special supplements will be published in some well-known daily newspapers. Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television will air special programmes considering the significance of the day. Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Defence Major General (Retd) Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan will inaugurate the day’s programme.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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