69 th Van Mahotsav celebrated in Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun celebrated its 69 th Van Mahotsav, today
i.e 17 th July, 2018 near the Wood Workshop Canteen on Pearson Road.
Dr. S.C. Gairola, Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research &
Education was the Chief Guest and he marked the occasion by planting a sapling
of Cassia fistula. Dr. Savita, Director, FRI and Shri Omkar Singh, Director
IGNFA also planted a sapling each on the occasion. encouraged others to plant
trees in the vicinity of their households.
On the occasion, DDGs, ADGs, senior officers, scientists and staff from
ICFRE, FRI IGNFA, CASFOS etc. actively participated and planted the saplings
of flowering ornamental trees like Amaltas (Cassia fistula), Flame of the forest
(Butea monosperma), Naag kesar (Mesua ferrea) etc. in the two blank patches
along the Pearson road.
Dr. Savita, Director, FRI encouraged the participants to plant trees in the vicinity
of their households. During his speech on the occasion, Dr. S.C. Gairola, Director
General, ICFRE emphasized that in order to provide clean atmosphere for future
generations we need to stress on conservation of environment by planting more
trees in our surrounding areas.