IMPHAL: The troops of Indian Army and Assam Rifles celebrated the World Environment Day at Gadai Hills in Tamenglong District of Manipur on 05 Jun 2020.
A massive Tree Plantation drive under the theme of “Celebrate Biodiversity” was organized in collaboration with Rainforest Club, Tamenglong. The troops and locals jointly planted around 1600 saplings in the area, PIB (Defence Wing) said in a press release. Informative banners and placards were also displayed to spread awareness amongst locals about several biodiversity issues arising due to depletion of vital habitat. The local hunters and wood-cutters also proudly participated in the noble initiative conducted by the security forces. The event was also attended by diginitaries from the district civil administration along with representatives from various NGOs, the PIB added.
The locals, civil administration officials and village elders appreciated the efforts of the security forces in maintaining the balance in biodiversity in the region. They also expressed their gratitude for conducting such noble initiative.