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J&K Prisons Department celebrates International Day of Forests

 

Jammu - J&K, March 22nd 2018: In an unprecedented move, International Day of Forests was celebrated across all the Jails of Jammu & Kashmir on 21st March, 2018 on the directions of the Shri Dilbag Singh, IPS Director General of Police, Prisons J&K.

Though this year theme of the International Day was; “Forests and sustainable Cities”; Programmes were organized in all the Jails where trees were planted by the Superintendents of Prisons by involving local Social Forestry Department as well as Horticulture Department, to sensitize the gathering about the values and significance of forests. They were made aware about the contribution of trees and plants in balancing of life cycle on earth and briefed about how forests and trees regulate temperature, water flows and provide food and shelter; besides cleansing the air for human well being along with many other benefits.

Director General of Police, Prisons, J&K congratulated the officers and all stakeholders for successful launch of the programme organized and concluded in the Jails for the first time as a social obligation.

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