Families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) and those from relevant military commands have been holding the monsoon tree-growing ceremonies since 2011, aimed at conserving the environment, contributing to easing the impacts of climate change, giving shade and supporting the State economy on one hand.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing grew a teak tree at the first monsoon tree-growing ceremony of families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) near Yezin Dam in Zeyathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Monsoon tree-growing ceremonies are held as serving a national duty
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that Tatmadaw has been holding the monsoon tree-growing ceremonies for over a decade on a yearly basis starting from 2011. Such ceremonies aim to sustain the forest resources of the State and conserve the environment and valuable ecosystems as a national duty.
Since 2011, families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) have been planting more than 180,000 trees in order to conserve the environs of Yezin Dam and the ecosystem by holding monsoon-tree growing ceremonies, more than 100,000 trees of which are thriving now. The whole Tatmadaw grew more than 21 million saplings from 2011 to 2022, more than 15 million of which are thriving, accounting for more than 70 per cent.
Perennial trees cannot immediately benefit the people but give shade and safety to posterity.
The establishment of a forest needs to take more than 10 years. It cannot immediately benefit the people but give shade and safety to new generations. If a town and then the whole country can be greened, Myanmar will conform to the environment and will have the capacity to overcome natural disasters. Spending a large sum of money, time and labour on growing trees aims to green the State as a natural duty, so all people have to understand it and strive for the successful growing of trees.
The Senior General and his wife plant a teak tree
The Senior General and his wife grew a teak tree. The SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife, the Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Air) and wife, as well as Tatmadaw members and families, planted saplings at the designated places. The Senior General and his wife viewed round participation of Tatmadaw members and families in the tree-growing ceremony.
A total of 189,189 precious plants, perennial trees, and windbreaks have been grown around Yezin Dam from 2011 to the first tree-growing ceremony in 2023
At the first tree-growing ceremony held yesterday, families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) planted 1,764 teak plants, 882 Manjansha plants and 882 gum-kino plants, totalling 3,528. Tatmadaw held 36 tree-growing ceremonies to plant 189,189 precious plants, perennial trees and windbreaks from 2011 to the first tree-growing ceremony in 2023.
The whole Tatmadaw grows 210,398 trees on the same day
Likewise, the monsoon tree-growing ceremonies were held in respective military commands yesterday with the participation of the commanders and officials who grew 210,398 plants. —MNA/TTA