Shimla, July 14 (QNN)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel participated in a tree plantation drive in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla. The event was organised by regional headquarter of ITBP. The personnel planted 1,600 saplings in Shimla and over 7,000 saplings across the state. The Jawans and officials planted tree with a message to save and preserve the environment and ecology of the region
The troops of the force undertook the plantation drive in Shimla, Kinnaur, Sangla Valley, Kullu, Rampur and Sarahan, including border areas of the state along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, they said. The main event was held at the ITBP Taradevi campus here and state Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur participated in it.
Battalions of our sector planted more than 7,000 trees on Sunday as part of the mega plantation drive launched by the Central Armed Police Forces, ITBP Commandant (sector headquarters) Deepak Pandey said.
Our main task is border guarding but protection and conservation of the environment is our moral duty,” Pandey said.
The CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, NSG and the Assam Rifles are undertaking a country-wide plantation drive with an aim to plant 1.37 crore saplings by this month.