Srinagar : Indian Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre under the aegis of Chinar Corps and in coordination with Department of Social Forestry organised a Mega Tree Plantation Drive in the premises of JAKLI Regimental Centre on Wednesday.
The mega plantation drive was conducted as part of ‘HARITH KASHMIR-HARITH CANTONMENT’ initiative towards environment conservation in the premises of JAKLI in Srinagar Division today, a defence ministry spokesman said.
He said more than 5000 saplings of varied Himalayan breeds will be planted over a period of time during this drive by serving the personnel, civil dignitaries and school children.
The drive is headed by Abid Hussain, Additional Commissioner Kashmir as the Chief Guest. The event has been organised by JAK LI Regimental Centre in close coordination with Roshan Jaggi, IFS, PCCF, Director, Department of Social Forestry (J&K).
In the run-up to commemorate the mega event and spread the message of Harith Kashmir-Harith Cantonment, various competitions to include drawing, debate and quiz were organised for school children who enthusiastically participated in the competition.
The winners and runners up were felicitated during the drive and encouraged to contribute towards Nation building through environment friendly initiatives.
Addressing the gathering, the chief guest urged all segments of the society and youths in particular, to contribute positively towards conservation, preservation and enrichment of the eco system through such initiatives.
He also emphasised on the importance and use of organic products and natural resources to support Global Warming drives being undertaken worldwide.
The plantation drive culminated with strong resolve and commitment to conserve nature by environment friendly habits.
Commandant JAK LI Regimental Centre thanked civil authorities and dignitaries for their whole hearted support and assistance towards the event, the spokesman added.