Punjab Police gears up to meet challenge of depleting Green Belt

August 05, 2017 10:52 AM

Kartarpur (Jalandhar), August 4- Gearing up to meet the challenge of depleting forest cover and rising pollution in the state, the Punjab Police today launched a massive plantation drive in six districts of the state to increase green cover in the region. 

Spearheading the campaign Inspector General of Police Mr. Arpit Shukla, who was accompanied by Senior Superintendent of Police Jalandhar (Rural) Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, said that today the Jalandhar range Police has planted 5000 saplings in six districts on the first day. He said that the sole motive of the drive was to increase the green cover in the region. Mr. Shukla said that under this campaign 5000  saplings have been planted in Police stations, Chowkis and offices of the department. 

The Inspector General said that major thrust would be laid on proper upkeep of these plants. Describing this as a social cause, he said that along with performing its duty in law and order front, the Punjab Police was fully committed towards wiping out the social maladies confronting the state. 

In his address, SSP Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar recalled the glorious tradition of Punjab Police in safeguarding the interests of the state on all fronts. He said that as now it was the need of the hour to protect our environment by planting more trees, so we have embraced a new challenge for which this massive drive has been initiated. Mr. Bhullar categorically said that upholding our rich tradition every Police officer /official would fulfill this duty efficaciously. 

On the occasion Inspector General of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police also planted a sapling at Kartarpur Police Station. 

Prominent amongst other present on the occasion included Superintendent of Police Mr Balkar Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr Balwinder Iqbal Singh and Mr Sarabjit Singh Rai.

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