New Delhi (India), June 8: Assam Rifles, Soil and Water Conservation Department and locals of the Sohra celebrated World Environment Day at Sohra on 5th Jun 2022. The function was attended by various dignitaries, including Lt Gen PC Nair, AVSM, YSM, Director General Assam Rifles, Swami Anuragananda Ji, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sohra and Mrs Ibashisha Rynjah, Director Soil and Water Conservation Department. A large number of locals and school children also participated in the function.
The event was conducted at the site where Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Union Minister of Home Affairs, had planted a sapling on 25 Jul 2021. The site of the plantation is now being developed by planting additional saplings and adopting techniques for water retention in the soil. During the event, dignitaries, children and village authorities planted more than 1200 saplings of various varieties.
This time, the saplings of trees as well as local shrubs were planted before the event to prevent soil erosion. As per Assam Rifles, they will continue to plant more trees and shrubs till the end of the rainy season to ensure maximum survivability of the saplings.
Lt Gen PC Nair, AVSM, and YSM emphasized the importance of nature in our life. He also praised the efforts made by the locals, the Soil and Water Conservation Department and Assam Rifles in protecting the saplings planted in 2021. After that, he felicitated the local women employed to nurture the saplings planted and distributed gifts to the children who took part in the plantation drive.