Recovering children�s parks, playgrounds in city

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Last column Recovering children’s parks, playgrounds in city Khalilur Rahman Over the years many age-old children’s parks and playgrounds, once spread over Dhaka city, have either disappeared or being used for other purposes. As a result city fathers are now unable to provide urban children with open spaces so vitally needed for their physical and mental growth. It is an irony that when the area of metropolis was just half of its present size and the population not more then a quarter of what it is now, the children used to enjoy the facility of parks and playgrounds. In the fast tempo of urbanization the capital has turned into a megacity but parks and playgrounds for children have almost vanished. Against the backdrop of prevailing situation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recently directed the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to recover all the children’s parks and playgrounds in the city. The Prime Minister expressed sorrow for the urban children and said that under the present circumstances they do not have adequate number of playgrounds. She said that
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