IMPHAL, July 22: A Tree plantation drive was carried out by 15 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) at Phundrei, Thoubal on 22 Jul 2011. A total of 500 saplings including 150 Gulmohar, 100 Jack Fruits, 100 Karpoor and 150 Neem were planted. Commandant 15 Assam Rifles alongwith Pradhans/Headman of neighboring villages like Langathel and Phundrei and approx 200 School children from the area undertook the plantation. Representatives of the State Nursery department were also present on the occasion. The local people, especially the School children were impressed upon the significance of Green environment in today’s modern world. The local populace have expressed gratitude at this yet another noble step taken by Assam Rifles.