IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles, under the aegis of HQ IGAR (S), organised a massive Tree Plantation Drive at various locations in Manipur, over a period of five days.
The Importance of planting trees needs no emphasis. The units of Assam Rifles organised the drive in their respective areas of responsibilities with an aim to contribute in preserving and promoting healthy and pollution free environment. The plantation drive was organised at various locations in Imphal, Thoubal and Noney districts.
Mantripukhri Battalion organised tree plantation at the Mantripukhri garrison and at its two Company Operating Bases. Keithelmanbi battalion organised similar drive at Keithelmanbi garrison and at three of its Company Operating Bases.
Similarly, Thoubal battalion carried out tree plantation in the garrison and all Company Operating Bases. Noney battalions also contributed and organised plantation drives at respective Company Operating Bases.
Over 1053 troops enthusiastically participated in the Mega Plantation drive and a total of 15676 saplings of various varieties incl fruit-bearing trees were planted during the event.