PULWAMA, March 15: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary today kick-started Chinar plantation drive by planting Chinar saplings at GDC Boys Pulwama, here.
The Chinar plantation drive was organized by the Floriculture Department, Pulwama.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the purpose of the drive is to enhance the green cover in the district and to create an eco-friendly environment. He said that Chinar being the heritage tree, around 250 Chinars shall be planted during the drive in the district.
The DC advised the students to participate in the Chinar plantation drive across the district to keep the legacy of Chinar trees alive forever.
Planting new Chinar trees in the district will further enhance the scenic beauty and environment, and would also become a reason to attract more tourists and local visitors, at the same time uplifting the socio-economic condition of the local population, Choudhary said.
Realizing the importance of Chinar trees, he stressed the involvement of every section of the society in Chinar plantation and also called for involvement in their conservation. He further added that choosing the Degree College for the Plantation drive will inculcate the love for trees among the students who shall carry it forward to next generations.
Present on the occasion, Principal GDC Pulwama and students also planted Chinar trees in the college. Many students also spoke about the importance of the Chinar trees and pledged to plant many more.
Principal GDC Boys Pulwama, District Floriculture Officer, Students, officers/ officials from many other departments were present on the occasion.
Further, the DC also planted Chinar trees in the DC Office Complex and Public Park Pulwama.