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BSF Undertakes Fresh Record Breaking Plantation Initiative

2015-08-12 23:51

DIG BSF Pushprendra Singh Rathore Looks on while Zilla sabhadhipati Bani Roy planting a sapling at BSF camp in Shimultala. Picture by PRANAB DEBNATH

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Krishnanagar, August 12: The Border Security force on Wednesday planted four lakhs saplings in just 30 minutes between 10 am and 10.30 am along the international borders adjacent to Bangladesh and Pakistan. The border guarding force in the last year had made an entry to the “Limca book of records” by planting 3.09 lalks saplings in just 30 minutes under its ‘My Earth My Duty’ initiative. On Wednesday the BSF made a fresh record by planting 4-lakh saplings in same duration.

Senior BSF officials in Calcutta based south Bengal frontier head quarter said that all units and sectors across the country made the initiative successful to mark the country’s 69th Independence Day as well as the Force’s 50th anniversary. The Wednesday was, however, chosen for the unique plantation programme as it was the International Youth Day.

In Krishnanagar sector DIG Pushpendra Singh Rathore (KNEE down in pic) started the plantation programme at its Shimultala based premise in Krishnanagar town. Nadia zilla sabhadhipati Banikumar Roy (white shirt in pic)  was also present at the event and planted saplings. 13 jawans planted 500 saplings in just 15 minutes in Shimultala.

A BSF officer in Krishnanagar said, “This plantation drive is not just for sake of record. Since 2013 we have been planting trees in the areas under our command. We have so far planted over 50-lakhs plants as our contribution to the nature to save it from the effects of global warming and change in the climatic condition”

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