Alarming levels of pollution all across the world have triggered many a save the nature initiatives in order to increase awareness amongst people. In India too many organizations work tirelessly in order to save nature and preserve what is left of the Earth’s bounty. In order to save the environment and make the people aware of the harmful effects of pollution, global warming and other such environmental issues, monthly tabloid newspaper named Phire Asuk Sabuj was recently launched in Kolkata. Present at the newspaper launch ceremony were actress Rituparna Sengupta, Swapnamoy Chakraborty, Dr. Dilip Kundu, Amit Chattopadhyay and lyricist- music director Gautam Sushmit.
Actress Rituparna Sengupta at Tabloid Phire Asuk Sabuj Launch
Speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana at the occasion, Amit Chattopadhyay editor of the paper said “This is a humble effort to help in saving the environment and also making the people aware of their duties as responsible citizens of society. We will be starting this tabloid newspaper on a small scale and with your help we will be able to bring at least a little change in society in the long run”.
Rituparna Sengupta said “I am very privileged and honored to come here and be a part of such an august gathering. One of my friends named her child as Sabuj and I was immensely happy when I heard it. We hardly get to see greenery now. At least with the child’s name we will be able to utter the word green. Recently I was a part of a tree planting event. The authorities said they will be planting about one lakh trees in Kolkata. I have also told them I will be part of every tree planting program. We need to act now or it will be too late for us to save the environment”.
Priced at ten rupees only, the eight pages newspaper will be available from the various newspaper vendors in the city.