IMPHAL: Contributing towards Ministry of Home Affairs initiative of Tree Plantation in year 2020 and to contribute in preserving and promoting the environment, units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles and 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organize Mega Tree Plantation Drive at Various Company Operating Bases, over a period of four days & along Indo Myanmar Border areas on 29th Aug 20 respectively.
Mantripukhri Battalion organised tree plantation at Mantripukhri Garrison, Koirengei and Yaingangpokpi Company Operating Bases. Keithelmanbi Battalion organised similar drive at Andro, Lilong, Canchipur and Singjamei Company Operating Bases, IGAR(S) said in a press release.
Similarly, Thoubal Battalion carried out tree plantation in the Garrison and all Company Operating Bases. Tamenlong and Noney Battalions also contributed and organised plantation drives at respective Company Operating Bases.
Over 1440 troops enthusiastically participated in the Mega Plantation drive and a total of 18,535 saplings of various varieties including fruit bearing trees were planted during the event, the IGAR(S) said.
Likewise, Moreh Battalion also organised a tree plantation and conservation drive. The plantation drive was conducted to foster a culture of responsibility towards nature among kids, local population and troops of Assam Rifles. A total of 5,000 saplings of various variety were planted by kids, local population and troops at their locations of deployment, JJ Children Home, Integratd Check Post and Adullam Rehab Center. The drive has spread a sense of responsibility and care towards nature among all participants.
The incharge of children home, Rehabilitation Center and local population thanked Assam Rifles for taking up unprecedented tree plantation drive to spread environmental awareness and expressed their gratitude with a pledge to nurture the saplings into trees.