GUWAHATI: In response to the global imperative for saving the environment, troops of Border Security Force, Frontier HQ Guwahati and All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro-Forestry, Horticultural Research Station, Guwahati jointly organized a plantation drive at Frontier HQ Guwahati to maintain and preserve the local environment on Sunday.

Officers of Frontier HQ BSF Patgaon, Guwahati led the Plantation Drive by planting saplings, wherein all subordinate officers and Jawans of BSF, CAPFs Composite Hospital Patgaon, in presence of a team of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro-Forestry, Horticultural Research Station, Guwahati planted more than 500 saplings of various fruit and other trees under overall supervision of Sanjay Singh Gehlot, Inspector General BSF Guwahati Frontier to support the cause of our green planet. During the plantation drive all Seema Praharis followed the social distancing norms as per COVID-19 protocol.

Border Security Force, Guwahati Frontier highlighted the environmental issues of afforestation in the present scenario of global warming. Overwhelming contribution to the plantation drive was appreciated and the need of realizing the importance of respecting and protecting our forest wealth and the rich flora and fauna for the good of our future generations has experienced.

The plantation drive was also conducted at all Sector Headquarters & Units under Command, in which all officers, subordinate officers, Jawans and families of BSF, participated and total 12,500 saplings were planted. BSF Guwahati Frontier plans to plant 56,000 trees during this season and so far 31,452 saplings have been planted. BSF is also committed to continue its efforts towards social and environment causes with same vigor as being accomplished towards security of International border.

The event concluded with the collective resolve of carrying out more such initiatives in future and also ensuring the survivability of the saplings planted during the plantation drive.