Ganderbal 27 March: In a good news for nature lovers and in congruence with Mass Tree Plantation Drive being organised by Victor Force, a Tree Plantation Drive was carried out by Army Camp,Ganderbal at the new campus of Govt College of Physical Education, Gadoora Ganderbal.
The site was specifically selected as it is devoid of any greenery, and the college is in the final stages of shifting there from its erstwhile location at Qamaria.
A total of 500 saplings consisting of Deodar, Poplar, Himalayan Pine and Cypress trees were procured for the drive keeping in mind the vast expanse of the campus.
Importantly, around 200 students along with 15 teachers participated in the plantation drive.
Dr Hartej Singh,Principal Govt College of Physical Education appreciated the efforts of the Army in taking the first step towards making a green campus.
Second-in-Command,5 RR acknowledged the whole hearted and enthusiastic participation of the students in the venture while addressing them .
“We took the initiative of planting more and more trees in the college premises with an aim to keep environment pollution free,” Saleem Ahmad a student said.He added that it was our responsibility and duty to keep environment pollution free.
Besides students,college principal staff members and 5RR took part in the drive. KNB