“A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for prosperity.”
– Alexander Smith
Pune : The world we live in is not the one we created; it is the one we inherited. National Defence Academy is located in the lap of Sahyadri Ranges surrounded with a rich flora and fauna. The green cover is not only the home for the wildlife but also facilitates a pollution free environment. In order to further give an impetus to aforestration and increase the greenery of the campus, a tree plantation drive was undertaken at NDA on 24 Jul 2022. Besides contributing towards preservation and expansion of flora and fauna cover at NDA, this initiative was also aimed at motivating the cadets towards this noble cause thereby promoting the sense of responsibility towards nature.
The plantation drive was spearheaded by Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar, AVSM, NM, Commandant NDA himself. The entire NDA fraternity participated and planted around 4000 saplings. The cadets, staff, and families at NDA planted the trees at different locations in the campus. The Commandant NDA commended the efforts put in by all for having participated in such large number in this onerous drive and termed it as one of the best gift to the next generation.