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Snigdha Som (TNI Siliguri) TNI News Service (TNS)
Webdesk, TNI Siliguri 17th August, 2021: CII started the India@75 initiative at Siliguri on the occasion of Independence Day by planting and distributing saplings at the Hindi Baalika Vidyapith at S. P. Mukherjee Road, Siliguri. The India@75 initiative is an industry – led movement which brings together different stakeholders of society to create a morally, economically, and technologically advanced country.
The drive was inaugurated by Shri. Gaurav Sharma, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Siliguri Metropolitan Police in the presence of of Shri. Sanjay Tibrewal, Chairman, CII North Bengal Council and Director, Sumeru Oxy – Ware (P) Ltd; Shri. Joy Tudu IPS, DCP; Shri. Manish Kumar Yadav, ACP Smti Purnima Sherpa, ACP; Shri. Sudeep Chakraborty, IC and Smti Archana Sharma, Principal, H B Vidyapith and police officers, teachers, students and staff.
Speaking in the occasion Shri. Sharma said that the plantation drive initiated by CII is a welcome decision. He added that tree plantation is not just something that should be done; instead, it has now become a necessity, the urgent need of the hour. Planting of trees is especially important to protect our environment against air pollution and global warming. He lauded the CII and its members for caring for the environment as responsible citizens of Siliguri.
Shri. Tibrewal thanked the Commissioner of Police for participating in this important initiative and showing the way forward for greater Police – Citizen – Industry synergy for a common and noble cause. The initiative of the Police department of reaching out for societal cause beyond the regular activities is much appreciated. The Chairman also appreciated the proactive role played by the department in control and detection of crimes in the city which has witnessed a dip in criminal activities. The police force is alert and active in the ground and traffic management has also improved in the city.
The saplings being planted on the occasion will be cared upon by identified members till they mature into trees. Additionally, over 400 saplings were distributed to be planted across different parts of the city.