Dhaka South City Corporation launched a program titled 'Build Green School' as part of its efforts to make the city green.
Under the program, students would make their school premises green and clean through planting saplings and keeping garbage in dustbins.
As many as on hundred schools of DSCC will be brought under the program in phases.
DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the program on Thursday at Swamibag Mitali Bidyapith School in the capital. Paribartan Chai, a social organization, organized the program.
Khokon said, "We are working to make Dhaka a livable city for next generation through ensuring clean environment."
DSCC has planted saplings of different varieties of trees in urban areas including streets, dividers and roadsides to make Dhaka a green city, he added.
The DSCC mayor said 12 playgrounds and 19 parks have been freed from land grabbers under the project titled "Jal Sabuje Dhaka."
"We want to build these parks and playgrounds as per international standard," he added.
Country Director of ActionAid Farah Kabir and Chairman of Paribartan Chai Fida Haque, among others, spoke at the function.