Pune: National Defence Academy Carries Out Tree Plantation Drive

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Khadakwasla, 26 July 2021: National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla is situated in an area, a major portion of which has dense vegetation cover, making it ideal for Military Training. This green cover not only provides habitat to wild life but also facilitates a pollution free environment.

In order to further give an impetus to afforestration and increase the greenery of the campus, a tree plantation drive was undertaken at NDA on 23 July 2021. Besides contributing towards preservation and expansion of flora and fauna cover at NDA, this initiative was also aimed at motivating the cadets towards this noble cause thereby promoting the sense of responsibility towards nature.

The plantation drive was spearheaded by Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, Commandant NDA himself. The entire NDA fraternity participated and planted around 10,350 saplings. The students of Army Public School, Army Pre-Primary School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Aruna Chaudhary Madhyamik Vidyalaya located inside NDA also participated in this plantation drive.

The cadets, staff, and families at NDA planted the trees at different locations in the campus. The Commandant NDA commended the efforts put in by all for having participated in such large number in this onerous drive and termed it as one of the best gift to the next generation. He further emphasized that flora and fauna is an integral part of our life and it is imperative for every one of us to contribute in maintaining ecological balance. He urged everyone to take care of saplings to ensure their survivability.