Indian Army’s, Southern Command conducted a massive Plantation Drive on 14 January 2023 across it’s entire area of responsibility covering 11 States endeavouring to plant 75,000 saplings to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Army Day 2023.
The plantation drive which was conducted to celebrate Army Day Parade 2023 coming to Bengaluru for the first time ever in history was not only done in Army Cantonments but many civil areas were also covered in coordination with various government agencies, Schools, Territorial Army Battalions and Forest departments. The saplings chosen to plant were a mix of fruit bearing trees, shady trees, medicinal plants and many other varieties.
Dakshin Maharashtra and Goa Sub Area under the aegis of Headquarter Southern Command conducted the plantation drive in Pune covering areas of Dighi hills, Kirkee and many other civil and government areas, planting more than 3000 trees in collaboration with officials of Pune Municipal Corporation, Forest departments and students of Army Public Schools.
The initiative was conducted not only to create greener belts across the cities, towns and the villages of Southern Command area of responsibility, but also to create awareness amongst the youth to conserve nature and spread the message of maintaining the environmental balance. The drive witnessed enthusiastic participation with people from all spheres of life coming out and contributing towards a better future.