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Photograph by Salman Saeed

Thursday 4th September ’08”, I decided that I will join the International Coastal Cleanup that will take place at Cox’s Bazar. The bus was about to leave at 10 o clock so in a haste I packed my backpack and called SALMAN SAYEED a co-coordinator of the program and told him that I want to go. He was reluctant and asked me to join them directly at Cox’s Bazar. Well me being myself, called Ujjal bhai and told him that ” I really really reallyyyyyyyyy want to go”, so, Ujjal bhai informed me that I can go in his place. Thus, in the entire program my name became Ashraful Zaman Ujjal.

Photograph by Salman Saeed
Photograph by Salman Saeed
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Photograph by Salman Saeed
Photograph by Salman Saeed
Photograph by Salman Saeed

Enough of my personal story, now, I am about to enlighten you about the Coastal Cleanup Program. It is the day when people in different countries gather with trash bags in their sea beaches to collect the pollutant of the beaches. So on 5th of September ’08, hundreds of people gathered at Laboni Parjatan resort to start the procession rally towards the beach.

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Photograph by Salman Saeed

The large group consisted to people from 8 to 50 year old people. After the traditional photo-shoot session, many groups of 10 were formed and given glove and trash-bags to collect all the non – biodegradable objects from the beach,We were successful in collecting almost 60kg trash (I’m not sure about the data) from an area of 5km of the beach. The main component of the trash was cigarette filters, plastic bottle caps and coconut remains. All the participants of the program were given a certificate for attending. It was a great trip arranged by a well disciplined group of youngsters, who worked for hours on end without complaining. 

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