MARCH 16: .
To mark the celebration of Chinar Day, Department of Social Forestory Kupwara today launched a Plantation drive across Kupwara district today.
The main function was organised at Green Indian Mission (GIM)closure at Nutnoosa where DFO Social Forestry, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat kick started chinar plantation drive by planting Chinar saplings in the premises of closure.
More than 60 chinar saplings were planted at different locations in collaboration with Army, Local PRIs and local school children.
On the ocasion, 600 high density walnut saplings were also planted and more than 500 High density walnut plants were distributed among local PRIs and farmers.
Officers from the department of Social Forestory , informed that this year the department will plant Chinar saplings and high density walnut tress in various areas and community lands in the district.
Range Officer Social Forestory Kupwara, Sajad Qazi, Block Development officer (BDO)Nutnoosa, Arif Ayaz Dar, Major Azahar of 47 Rashtrya Rifles, and other officers , and local PRIs also participated in this Chinar plantation drive.
DFO social Forestory on the ocasion said that Chinar is a historic tree and is a symbol of cultural identity and heritage. He urged the public to plant more and more chinar trees and take all necessary steps to conserve and preserve the existing plants.