Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Armed Police (JKAP) 6th battalion organized a plantation drive of flower plants at Battalion headquarters Behra, Mendhar on Wednesday.
The drive was conducted with an aim to enhance the beautification of the campus area. A number of flower plants were planted including Sunflowers, Zinnia, Rose, Canna Indica, etc. In the said drive focus was also held to beautify both inner and outer adjoining areas of Battalion.
To emphasise on the importance of flowering plants in society, said flower plantation drive was initiated by Suram Singh, SSP, Commandant JKAP 6th Bn. The aim of the drive was to motivate locals, to adopt nature and stay connected with the creator.
The Commandant said “it is essential for all of us to keep environment clean, green, colorful and beautiful. Flowering plants are all around us and their diversity and abundance has always remained an important part of our survival, culture and history. We may use these in our rituals, functions, celebrations as a symbol of happiness & beautification. The flowers attract wildlife, birds, butterflies, honeybees etc. which ultimately play an important role in pollination & fertilization in plants. Another advantage of flowering plants lies in their value as ornamentation. The presence of flowers elevates events like weddings & funerals”.
The follower plants were also distributed amongst the participants of the occasion with an aim to encourage them to be part of said drive. At the end he thanked all the officers/officials who participated in the said drive and also advised them to preserve, grow and protect the flower plants in order to make the aim behind the plantation drives & beautification successful.
On this occasion, a good number of officers and officials of JKAP 6th battalion including Muhammad Farooq Khan-Dy.SP participated with enthusiasm. The whole exercise was carried out while maintaining the social distance.