Families of Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) Hold First Monsoon Tree-planting Ceremony for 2022

 

The first monsoon tree-planting ceremony of the families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) for 2022 took place near Yezin Dam of Zeyathiri Township on 2 June, attended by Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing who planted a Yadana teak sapling.

The meeting was attended by Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of Chairman of the SAC Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Vice-Chairman of the SAC Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Union ministers and their wives, officials and their wives, senior officer trainees of National Defence College, officers, other ranks and families of the relevant offices and departments under the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army).

During the monsoon tree-planting ceremony, the Chairman of the SAC Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing stressed the following points:

  • Tatmadaw held annual monsoon tree-p­lanting ceremonies starting from 2011. It could not hold the ceremony in 2021 because of the high COVID-19 infection rate. Mostly Tatmadaw holds the ceremony in July when soil is good and rain is regular. Due to the earlier arrival of monsoon and good weather, the ceremony is held earlier than the previous years.
  • Trees are the food chain of all living things, and they serve as the oxygen producers for them. Tree-planting directly or indirectly benefits the one who plants the trees and his/her environment. Hence, a saying, “A Good Tree Can Lodge Ten Thousand Birds” and “Plant a Tree to Enjoy Life” emerged in human society.
  • The Tatmadaw holds the tree-planting ceremonies with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of forest resources, conserving the ecosystem and enabling the people to actively participate in the forest conservation tasks.
  • As the country faces a declining area of forest coverage year by year, it is necessary to restrict extreme extraction of forest products, illegal timber logging for self-interest and cultivation of slash and burn farms.
  • Respective regions need to grow and maintain trees. Planting the trees benefits not only for us but also for the generation.

Afterwards, the Chairman of the SAC Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife led the ceremony by planting Yadana teak saplings. Then, the Vice-Chairman of the SAC Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife, and attendees planted saplings in the respective set places.

Likewise, relevant military commands held the monsoon tree-planting ceremonies today, and Commanders of respective military commands and officials planted Yadana teak, perennial and windbreak saplings, totalling 216,107 saplings planted by the entire Tatmadaw.

  • Tree-planting directly or indirectly benefits the one who plants the trees and his/her environment. Hence, a saying, “A Good Tree Can Lodge Ten Thousand Birds” and “Plant a Tree to Enjoy Life” emerged in human society.
  • The Tatmadaw holds the tree-planting ceremonies with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of forest resources, conserving the ecosystem and enabling the people to actively participate in the forest conservation tasks.
  • The Chairman of the SAC Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife led the ceremony by planting Yadana teak saplings. Then, the Vice-Chairman of the SAC Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife, and attendees planted saplings in the respective set places.
engdate: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 17:15
month: 
June, 2022