‘Plant a sapling, watch a greener future tomorrow’
Staff Reporter | EMN
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 2
Under the initiative of the central office, the Axis Bank main branch Dimapur under the theme ‘Plant a sapling, watch a greener future tomorrow’ organized the ‘Axis Green Banking’ at the ICFAI University. 90 saplings of guava, litchi, mango and holog were planted in and around the university campus during the plantation drive. The mango, guava and litchi saplings were contributed by the department of Horticulture.The ICFAI University Nagaland located in 6th Mile, which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on June 28, 2013, was all praise for the good team spirit of Axis Bank Dimapur branch which had chosen ICFAI as a part of their programme.
Talking Eastern Mirror on the sidelines of the programme, Dr. Charles P. Alexander, Professor & Pro-Vice Chancellor of ICFAI stated their dream of having a green environment in being fulfilled by the Axis Bank. He assured to take all measures so that the trees grow with proper care and ICFAI University is called a “Green University” one day.
The Axix Bank in commemoration of ‘Axis Green Banking’ has been undertaking a plantation drive since 2012. The plantation drive is being undertaken to create awareness on man-made health hazards and also to live in a greener and better environment. The activity is also a part of a larger vision to educate citizens about preserving the environment and mitigating the damage on it.
The Axis Bank branch located at PR Hill Branch and the Kohima branch, in Kohima town also took part in the plantation drive by planting saplings and cleaning areas along the highway between PWD Junction and the SKV petrol Pump in the tow, the bank informed today in a message.
“We express our gratitude to the District Forest department for providing the saplings and Kohima Municipal Council for identifying and allocating the area for conducting this drive. We continue to exhort all citizens of the state to opt for ‘green banking’ through measures such as e-statements, mobile and internet banking etc,” the bank said in a release.