Srinagar, Mar 31: In order to preserve the ecological diversity and to stabilize the ecosystem, the Police have launched a mega plantation drive in collaboration with Forest Division Ganderbal at Armed Police Complex, Manasbal.
The drive was held under the supervision of commandant IRP 8th Battalion Mohammad Arif Rishu and was launched with the aim of contributing to the “green drive of our country, fighting against global warming and contributing towards accomplishing sustainable development goals.”
While speaking on the occasion, SSP Arif Rishu quoted the words of Kashmir’s patron Sufi saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali, “An Poshi Teli Yeli Wan Poshi” which literally means “Food will thrive only till the woods survive” and famous environmentalist Henry David Thoreau, “What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”. SSP enunciated the importance of tree plantation for the community and that this initiative will go a long way in inculcating awareness among the public about environmental conservation.
Later, he thanked officers and officials of the unit for their presence and informed that IRP 8th Battalion will continue to organize such activities in the future as a part of their commitment towards maintaining ecological balance and conserving the environment.
Pertinently, J&K Police has always been committed to the protection and conservation of the environment. Along with the regular duties of policing, J&K Police has actively played its part in curbing the ill effects of climate change. Plantation drives and awareness programs are some of the steps taken toward this cause.