The minister for sports and youth welfare was speaking after inaugurating a tree plantation campaign in Bamani village in Udgir in Latur, Maharashtra
Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Bansode on Sunday said every panchayat in Latur must take the initiative to plant at least 1,000 saplings so that the district's green cover increases and helps in environment protection, reported the PTI.
The minister for sports and youth welfare was speaking after inaugurating a tree plantation campaign in Bamani village in Udgir in Latur, according to the PTI.
He hailed the Bamani panchayat for taking the initiative planting 50,000 saplings, 5000 of which were planted last year and have been conserved.
Speaking about the Union government's Jal Jeevan Mission to supply tapped water to all households, he said works associated with it would be completed in Bamani village soon.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the renovation of the Trishul War Memorial and Museum at Karu in Leh, reported the ANI.
As per the official statement from Leh Public Relations officer, the War Memorial and Museum is an effort to honour the sacrifices and great contributions made by the personnel of the Division in defending the honour and integrity of the nation, according to the ANI.
The museum is being constructed at Karu in Trishul Division, adjacent to the Trishul War Memorial and is in the shape of a Trishul with three exhibition halls covering all the operations carried out thus far by the Indian Army.
The inauguration stone was unveiled on the occasion and marked the site of the museum as a tribute from the Maharashtra government and all citizens of the nation.
A large number of veterans, veer naris, community members and students turned up to witness the momentous occasion.
Devendra Fadnavis, while addressing the audience highlighted that it is a rightful tribute to the Bravehearts of Ladakh who have made the supreme sacrifice in service of the nation, the news agency reported.
He highlighted that the museum is an example of civil-military cooperation at the highest level and it will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.
He further highlighted that the Maharashtra government shall stand in close cooperation with army authorities in the successful execution of the project.
The Trishul Division has a glorious history of being the defenders of the mountains. They have actively participated in operations of 1962, 1965, 1971, 1991 and 1999.
(with PTI and ANI inputs)