Dehradun: On the occasion of World Environment Day, Uttarakhand Police on Saturday launched a massive tree plantation drive at the state level, under which one lakh saplings will be planted in the police premises.
During the campaign ending on July 16, saplings will be planted in the police station, outpost, corps and police line.
Environmentalist Padma Bhushan Dr Anil Joshi along with Ashok Kumar, Director General of Police, Uttarakhand started this campaign by planting trees in the Police Headquarters premises.
Ashok Kumar, DGP, Uttarakhand informed that the campaign will continue till the Harela Utsav on July 16, under which the target is to plant at least 100 saplings in each police station and 1,000 saplings in the police line, so that a total of one lakh saplings will be planted. All Police Premises.
Addressing the police officers on the occasion, Dr Joshi said, ‘This is a very difficult time for human life, if we still do not take care of the environment, destruction is certain. It is everyone’s responsibility, we are responsible for the changes happening in the environment in the present time, especially the melting of glaciers, which is the biggest sign that life on earth is going to face a big crisis. Life on land and in water is becoming more difficult, many species are becoming extinct.” Congratulated Uttarakhand Police for organizing such a drive. “During the covid period, nature has shown that it is more than anything else.” Big, even science. The lock down has protected the environment during the COVID period. It is time to heal nature’s wounds. , “.
World Environment Day, which is celebrated on 5 June every year across the world, is one of the biggest events organized by the United Nations (UN) to create awareness about the importance of nature. This day is celebrated to tell people that nature should be respected for its values. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Reimagine’. to rebuild. Restoration.’, as 2021 marks the start of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.