Dhaka, February 22 (The Daily Star): The Daily Star on Wednesday honored a rickshaw-puller from Faridpur who has spent the last 48 years planting a tree every day of his life.
Young change makers of Bangladesh handed an honorarium of Tk 1 lakh to Abdus Samad who is in his sixties. The award was to mark The Daily Star’s 26th anniversary program in Dhaka.
“People like Abdus Samad inspire us all to do good, make a footprint in contribution of good for our society,” said Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of The Daily Star at the ceremony.
“We might not make big contributions, but we can all take an oath to make a small change for the good of nature and people,” he said.
Abdus Samad, after receiving the honorarium, urged all to plant a tree and save nature.
“I can’t do it alone, I need the help of you all,” he said in the Faridpur accent.
(The featured picture at the top shows Bangladeshi rickshaw puller Abdul Samad planting a tree)