The Border Security Force (BSF) planted 5,24,424 saplings in 30 min from 10.00 am to 10.30 am at all its frontiers, sectors, battalion headquarters and training institutions as a part of its golden jubilee celebrations. Of these, 3,01,235 saplings were shade-giving trees, 1,31,762 fruit-bearing trees and 91,427 ornamental trees. The plantation drive covered the states like Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura and West Bengal and cities like Bengaluru, Dehradun, Guwahati and Tekanpur. Flagged off by DK Pathak, IPS, DG, BSF, over 12,610 officers, SOs and jawans of BSF participated in the plantation drive.