In an effort to safeguard the environment and promote the cause of clean and green surroundings among the population, the units of Inspector General of Assam Rifles (south) undertook numerous activities including tree plantation drives to mark the World Environment Day in conjunction with locals including students of different localities in Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Chandel,Kakching and Tengnoupal districts.
Keithelmanbi Battalion joined hands with various Youth Clubs, Meira Paibis, Schools, Colleges and NGOs of Andro, Lilong, Singjamei, Canchipur and nearby areas to observe the day.
With this year’s theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, series of events were organized by the unit including tree plantation, lectures, seminars and cleanliness drives.
Around 650 saplings were planted across all Company Operating Bases.
Mantripukhri Battalion organised tree plantation drives with Meira Paibis and elders of nearby villages in an around all Company Operating Bases of the Battalion.
More than 550 saplings were planted by school children of various schools, members from the youth clubs and zilla parishad members.
Phundrei Battalion reached out to the remote areas in Thoubal district and organized tree plantation drives in an around all Company Operating Bases of the Battalion.
Another tree plantation drive was organized by the Sajik Tampak Battalion to mark the celebration of World Environment Day.
A total of 300 saplings were planted including fruit bearing trees. The event was organized at three villages of Aigejang, Khollen and Sajik Tampak.
Meanwhile, Chandel Battalion organized a sapling plantation drive at Children’s Park, Chandel in conjunction with District Forest Department, Chandel Football Friends and other NGOs on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The villagers participated with great enthusiasm where a total of 100 saplings were planted in the park.
Lecture on environmental awareness and plantation of 50 saplings was also carried out at Assam Rifles Public school, Pallel wherein teachers and students got together to participate in this noble cause.
Moreh Battalion celebrated the auspicious day at Thangbung Minou village and Chongjang village, Tengnoupal district wherein the team of Moreh Battalion conducted lectures on the importance of afforestation followed by plantation of saplings in both the villages. A total of 100 saplings were planted in both the villages.
Kakching Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles also organized a plantation drive at Battalion Headquarter, Company Operating Bases and nearby villages on the occasion of World Environment Day. In the end Commandant of Kakching Batallion stressed upon the growing problems of waste disposal of plastics and emphasized that ban on plastic water bottles, bags and cups will result in restoration of ecological balance.