Imphal: Observing World Environment Day, 44th Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 sector AR/IGAR (East) conducted various activities to spread awareness about the threat to the environment due to rising pollution levels and climate change.
The battalion initiated a mass plantation drive to plant 11,000 saplings in Tamenglong and Kangpokpi districts in the next three days.
For beautification of roads, various ornamental flowering shrubs are being planted by the battalion.
Further Boganvillia & Hibiscus saplings were planted along the Rani Gaidinliu Vatika on Khongsang-Tamenglong road. Alongwith the plantation drive, an awareness rally with various placards on environment protection was taken out on Khongsang – Tamenglong road. To commemorate the day a cleanliness drive at the water reservoir, tamenglong was also organised, further spreading the message of clean environment.
Commandant, 44 Assam Rifles speaking on the occasion said that there is only one earth and each one of us have the power and responsibility to spark change needed for the people and the planet.
He further stressed the contribution of trees in preserving the environment. He persuaded locals of Tamenglong and KPI district to do their bit in conserving the environment and mother earth by following the slogan “Each one, Plant one”.