BINNAGURI, 10 Mar 2014: The Rangpur Brigade of the Kripan Division today conducted an ecological awareness camp at Tiger Hill in Darjeeling. The main objective of the camp was to raise awareness towards the conservation of flora and fauna in the area.
Students of Ghoom Boys Higher Secondary School and state forest department officials joined the army jawans in cleaning tourism spots at Tiger Hill. The area is littered with polythene bags and other non-biodegradable waste material, which are hazardous to the ecological balance of the area.
After the cleanliness drive, the participating students and officials were given an insight on the army’s role in the defence of the nation as well as during natural calamities such as floods and earthquakes.
Mirik Flower Festival concludes
MIRIK, 10 Mar 2014: The three-day Mirik Flower Festival and Exhibition which started on March 7 ended here today. The festival saw an impressive display of different species of orchids, seasonal flowers and indoor plants by participants from Mirik and surrounding areas.
The fest was organised by Mirik-Soureni Orchid Growers Society in association with the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. The valedictory function was attended by GTA’s Mirik Sabhasad Arun Ghising as the chief guest, while the function was conducted by MSOGS president DP Rai.
Sabhasad Ghising distributed the mementos and cash prizes to the winners of the competition category of the exhibition along with citations to other participants. The MSOGS also felicitated prominent floriculturist Mangal Singh Thapa for his dedicated work on developing and promoting flower farming in the region for over four decades. (EOIC)
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