IEP SAS NAGAR JULY 15, 2022
The district administration SAS Nagar along with Forest division SAS Nagar today kickstarted the ‘Shaheed e Azam, Sardar Bhagat Singh hariyawal laher’ the flagship green scheme of the Government. The function in this regard was held at City Park sector 68, SAS Nagar. Mr.Kulwant Singh,ML A assembly constituency, SAS Nagar attended this function as chief guest whereas Mr. Amit Talwar, Deputy Commissioner was the guest of honour. Other officials of District Administration, 2 Battalion of CRPF, Local NGOs, School Children were also present at the occasion along with many other participants from all walks of life.
Disclosing this in a press communique Mr. Kanwar Deep Singh, Divisional Forest Officer said that this scheme is a celebration of 115 birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh under which fifty thousand plants will be planted in each of the 115 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the State. The concerned MLA s will be the guiding force to undertake plantations in their constituency.
He said that today a large single day plantation drive and Van Mahautsav under this scheme was held in Mohali Constituency at City Park sector 68 Mohali. The program had a display of Forest Rakhis , an innovative all organic product made from forest produce of by Self-help groups of Forest department in SAS Nagar District. Thereafter a skit on environmental awareness and Bhangra was held to celebrate the Van Mahautsav .
DFO further said that the plantation was carried out in unique manner whereby it was carried out not only at City Park but simultaneously at 50 different sites with more than 20,000 plants in the district and the same was live streamed at the event.
MLA Mr. Kulwant Singh said that this scheme of government to increase the green cover in the State in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh is a praiseworthy step which will go in a long way to further increase the green cover of the state.
Deputy commissioner Mr. Talwar informed that this season we intend to plant more than 1 million saplings in Mohali district to increase the green cover and spread the message of greenery.
DFO Kanwar Deep Singh informed that massive plantation drives are being held through out the district during this monsoon season . The focus is to increase the green cover of district not just in forest but also outside forest areas.