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Van Mahotsav celebration: Chandigarh DGP plants Sita Ashok sapling in Plantation Programme
Chandigarh, July 20, 2022:
Van Mahotsav in the form of MAGIC Mela-2022 is being celebrated with fervour in Chandigarh where UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit kick-started the plantation festival by establishing Amrut Van on 13th July, 2022.
In this series, the Forest Department, UT Chandigarh organized a Plantation Programme at Police Complex, Dhanas on Wednesday on 20th July, 2022. Praveer Ranjan, IPS, Director General of Police, UT Chandigarh graced the occasion as Chief Guest and planted a ‘Sita Ashok’ sapling.
Speaking on the occasion, Praveer Ranjan, IPS, DGP stated that plant means life. He also applauded the effort of the Department in maintaining the greenery of the City. He further stated that Police Department is committed to wholeheartedly participating in the plantation drive and contributing to enhancing the greenery.
Speaking on the occasion, Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, UT Chandigarh said that trees contribute immensely to mankind such as the production of food resources, maintaining ecological balance, improve air quality, climate amelioration, conserving soil and water, supporting wildlife, reduces drought and checks environmental pollution. Van Mahotsav aims to bring more and more people together to grow and save forests.
The function was attended by Raj Kumar Singh, IPS, IGP, Deepak Purohit, IPS, DIGP, Ms. Manisha Choudhary, IPS, SSP, Kuldeep Singh Chahal, IPS, SSP, Manoj Kumar Meena, IPS Ketan Bansal, IPS Ms. Shruti Arora, IPS, Arulrajan P, IFS, DCF (BG&NR), Dr. Abdul Qayum, IFS, DCF (WL) and other officers of the department, Police and Forest department personnel and school children.