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Army to launch green campaign in Kolkata
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Army to launch green campaign in Kolkata

Kolkata :  The Indian Army will plant 5,000 saplings of various varieties on Sunday in a bid to augment the green cover in and around the vast expanse of Kolkata''s Maidan - a five sq km open field.

The "Go Green Campaign" on the stretch, widely acclaimed as the ''Lungs of the City'', is being undertaken by the Bengal Area of the Eastern Command, which has its headquarters Fort William in the area, said a defence ministry release Thursday.

The Eastern Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh, and the GOC Bengal Area, Lt. Gen. A.K. Choudhary, alongwith other officers, soldiers of the Kolkata Garrison and their families will plant the saplings, including medicinal and fruit bearing ones.

Students of the Army Public School and cadets from the National Cadet Corps from city schools and colleges will also participate in the programme. In addition, all the clubs located in the Maidan area - also regarded as the city''s sports hub - will also contribute to the initiative.

The saplings, procured from West Bengal''s forest and public works department, include trees like Neem, Arjun, Tabobuia, Therspesia, Margo, Jamun and several other dwarf trees.


Army to launch green campaign in Kolkata


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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