The saplings were sourced from the social forestry department of Kerala government.
Kolkata: The Indian Coast Guard personnel on Tuesday celebrated World Environment Day in West Bengal and Odisha, by participating in a massive tree plantation drive under Walkathon and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Various awareness campaigns and lectures on environment were held to enlighten coast guard combatants on harmful effects of plastic pollution and actions to minimise the use of single-use plastice products.
For the protection of environment, a week-long drive to spread awareness for “Less Paper and Less Water/Electricity Consumption” is also being observed in all offices, ships and buildings of the force. Meanwhile, the World Environmental Day, was also celebrated at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala by the naval community and civilians including children on Tuesday.
The participants conducted the tree plantation drive, which included fruit bearing, indigenous trees, medicinal plants, herbal plants and decorative plants and cleanship of academy premises as part of the “beat plastic pollution” programme and attended nature walk organized by INS Zamorin, said INA spokesperson Lieutenant Nisha Menon. The saplings were sourced from the social forestry department of Kerala government.