Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed is a writer, television presenter, organizer and activist from Bangladesh.
In this interview with VOA Bangla, he talks about Bangladesh's "Save
the Rivers" campaign and also about the efforts of environmentalist
activists to convert the capital Dhaka in to a planned-garden city,
like that of Singapore.
Professor Sayeed was given
the 97th Ramon Magsaysay Award in journalism, literature, and creative
communication arts for cultivating a love for
literature and its humanizing values in the youth of Bangladesh through exposure to the great books
of Bengal and the world.