Car Nicobar, July 11: As part of the observance of 74th Van Mahotsav, tree planting programmes were conducted and celebrated by various Ranges under Nicobar Division wherein school children, teachers of GPS Campbell Bay, GPS Jetty Bazaar, Campbell Bay, GSSS Kapanga Mildera, Tribal Villagers of Car Nicobar headed by Chief Captain, Shri Lionald Nicomed, Tribal Council, Car Nicobar, Officials of BRO, Campbell Bay, Coast Guard, Campbell Bay, Army Land, Campbell Bay, PHC, Katchal, APWD, Car Nicobar, Tribal Villagers of Bada Enaka, Kamorta and Goal Tikrey, Kamorta, PRI members of Govind Nagar Panchayat, Gram Panchayat Campbell Bay enthusiastically participated in the planting of seedlings in various locations to celebrate Van Mahotsav in Nicobar Division.

The importance of planting of seedlings and its benefits were explained to the children and villagers who actively participated in the planting programme of fruit bearing, flowering and shade bearing trees initiated by the Nicobar Forest Division.

Altogether, 350 seedlings were planted and distributed in various Islands of Nicobar District from July 7, 2023 till date. The species planted were Guava, Lemon, Cashewnut, Papaya, Amla, Tamarind, Jackfruit, Neem, Sitaphal etc. The Forest Officials highlighted the importance of nature and encouraged to conserve nature and its resources.