Kochi: The Indian Navy is on a mission, not in the waters but on the grounds of Kerala's Kochi. The force is creating a mini-dense forest at the naval base. Their aim is to create awareness about importance of the environment among the younger generation.
Vice Admiral A K Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command, kickstarted the mission by planting the first sapling at naval base.
The forest would come up on a 10-cent plot made available by the Navy.
The event, on the occasion of the World Forest Day, was witnessed by a limited gathering comprising children and naval personnel involved in coronavirus precautions.
This project uses the world renowned Miyawaki Afforestation Method to create a dense forest in the middle of the Naval Base at Kochi.
This Miyawaki forest is being created next to the Navy Children School (Kochi) to serve as an encouragement to the next generation on the importance of caring for the environment," a Navy spokesman said in a release.
The pilot project initiated at the Naval Base, Kochi is a collaborative effort by the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) in association with their technical partners Nature's Green Guardian Foundation (NGGF) and M/s Culture Shoppe Pvt Ltd.