IMPHAL: Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles and Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR South planted tree saplings as part of tree plantation drive at Company Operating Base (COB), Lilong and Adullam Rehabilitation Center, Moreh on 21st and 22nd Jul 2020.
Over 650 saplings of different varieties were planted by the troops of Assam Rifles and patients of the Drug De-addiction Center, Moreh with an aim to promote healthy and green environment. Awareness among the locals as well as Armed Forces regarding significance and importance of environmental friendly measures has always been the focus of the battalion, IGAR(S) said in a press release.
The tree plantation drive was dovetailed with distribution of essential ration items with an aim to help the centre in the times of COVID-19 and support the fight against drugs.
The chairman of the centre thanked Assam Rifles for taking up tree plantation drive to spread environmental awareness and expressed height gratitude for helping with rations in these stressed times.