To the environmental festival in Sikkim, about 150 Indian Army Personnel of Trishakti Corps took an environment-friendly initiative by organizing a cleanliness cum plantation drive at Changu Lake and adjoining areas as part of the environmental theme ‘Olive Green Defending Green’.
The event marked the culmination of a series of environmental awareness campaigns and cleanliness drives undertaken by the troops of the Hilli Brigade from June 2023 onwards.
The initiative was undertaken by Hilli Warriors in coordination with various stakeholders including the Department of Forest & Environment, the Government of Sikkim, Chips market committee representatives, Sikkim Police representatives, and members of the local panchayat committee of village Chhangu.
A joint interaction was carried out with senior forest officials by Indian Army officials. Issues related to waste management, water conversation, tourist behaviour & need for environment conservation for future generations were discussed. Indian Army continues to lay impetus towards environment management and safeguarding nature.
A pledge to adopt sustainable environmentally friendly practices to safeguard the environment was undertaken by all the participants.