To mark the Haritha Haram Programme, Telangana Director General of Police Anurag Sharma planted mango saplings at the Octopus Training Command Centre in Hyderabad on Thursday along with other senior police officials.
Talking on this occasion DGP said “ the department is appointing men to monitor the growth and protect the saplings planted under Haritha Haram at all the police stations, in order to facilitate the future generations to enjoy the fruits of greenery and pollution free air. Telangana police had so far planted 12 lakh saplings across the State as against the target of 10 lakh saplings.”
He added that “no other chief minister or any other State in the country had promoted the Haritha Haram program for promotion of greenery and protection of environment like Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Policemen have owned up the Harita Haram as their own domestic exercise and they are likely to plant few thousand more saplings in the coming next few days. Telangana police have always been at the forefront in all the social causes and community welfare activities being announced by the State Government from time to time.”
Earlier the Police also participated in Mission Kakatiya program. They played the vital role in the cleaning of hospitals as part of Swachch Telangana campaign and also contributed their might for the Mission Bhagaritha program. ‘All these show how Telangana police are not only effective in law and order maintenance but vanguards of people friendly programs “, he said.
Influenced by the DGP's participation, few media people likewise planted saplings. When a four-year-old son of a daily labourer wished to plant a tree at the Octopus campus DGP helped him to plant one mango sapling.
Additional DGP Krishna Prasad asked every citizen to plant trees and become part of Haritha Haram program.
Nagi Reddy, IGP, said, “in some districts, police adopted some villages for implementing the Harita Haram program.”
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By M. Divya Shri