Port Blair, July 10: As part of the month long celebration of 70th Van Mahotsav-2019, a mass tree planting programme was organized by the Forest Extension & Publicity Division in the campus of Ratri Niwas, Ward No.2 Haddo recently. The Councilor of the ward, Shri R Someswara Rao, staff of the PBMC & villagers along with staff & Officers from the Dept. of Environment and Forests participated in the event by planting fruit bearing, flower bearing, medicinal and shade giving plants in the campus.
Forest Ranger, Shri S.K.Roy, Forest Extension and Publicity Division, briefed about the importance of Van Mahotsav to create awareness among the participants. He encouraged the participants to plant more and more trees and help in checking the effects of global warming and climate change on earth.