IMPHAL: Units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles and 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organizes Mega Tree Plantation Drive at various Company Operating Bases and Border village over period of three days and planted a total of 4252 saplings.
As part of the Mega Tree Plantation Drive, Mantripukhri Battalion organised Tree Plantation at Sawombung, Chinmeirong and Yaingangpokpi Company Operation Bases, the IGAR (S) said adding that a total of 1490 saplings which included fruit bearing trees and other saplings were planted during the event. Over 113 troops participated in the drive.
Likewise, Keithelmanbi Battalion organised Tree Plantation at Singjamei, Lilong and Canchipur Company Operation Bases. A total of 1140 saplings which included fruit bearing trees and other saplings were planted during the event. Over 93 troops participated in the plantation drive.
Similarly, Thoubal Battalion carried out Tree Plantation at Thoubal Company Operation Base in which a total of 1572 saplings ware planted. Over 450 troops participated in the plantation event.
Subsequently, Moreh Battalion planted tree saplings as part of tree plantation drive at the Border village of Gamnamphai. Over 50 saplings of different varieties were planted by the locals in the presence of Assam Rifles with an aim to promote healthy and green environment. The enthusiasm among the locals especially the children was commendable and motivating. The village Chief and Secretary thanked Assam Rifles for taking up tree plantation drive to spread environmental awareness and expressed their gratitude with a pledge to nurture the saplings into trees.