Participation has brought numerous outstanding development changes in the last decade in Bangla-desh. e-Participation through social media has opened a new era to the authority of the government of Bangladesh through the whole of government approach. The government of Bangladesh has empha-sized on using social media for ensuring social development by addressing social problems. Case in point, the Upazilla Administration of Trishal has taken a praise-worthy initiative of distributing 3,05,000 trees to the students of Trishal. An innovative concept and strategic plan has been used to give every student a tree with a health card to bring the students closer and to ensure sustainable environmental development. This brief describes how the Upazilla Administration of Trishal distributed tress among all students with the purpose of building a foundation for sustainable environmental development.
THE ENCOURAGING STORIES OF TRISHAL
History was made on a beautiful sunny day of 1st October, 2016. On this day thousands of students showed up in Trishal to create a greener environment around them by planting 1,85,000 trees. They were given trees each with a health card. In total 3,05,000 trees were given in Trishal Upazilla (sub-district). As magical as it sounds, to create this magnificent event successful, it took back breaking work to create strategic planning and implementing innovative ideas. Some outstanding plans were taken to make this gigantic event successful. These plans include; proper monitoring system from the authority, Health Card for trees, monthly reporting to the teachers and a hotline number for any queries regarding taking care of the trees.
The Upazilla Administration of Trishal went to every educational institution and arranged many sessions with the Principals of educational institutions. They used many innovative techniques to aware the youth of Trishal about the environment such as distributing 3,05,000 trees to the students and so on. They advertise the initiative by posting on the social media, miking in the towns, rallying in the roads of Trishal.