Forest Research Institute, Dehradun organized “Award Distribution Ceremony” in which awards were distributed to winners of different competitions e.g. Drawing, Debate and Video Film making completions. Besides, Cleanliness drive and run for environment were also organized on the occasion of World Environment Day. The ceremony was organized in Auditorium of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun. Shri A.S. Rawat, DDG, Administration, ICFRE and Director, FRI welcomed the Director General, ICFRE and Chief Guest of the function and other dignitaries. Dr. A.K. Pandey, Head Extension Division, FRI Dehradun had given a brief account of programmes carried out on the occasion of World Environment Day from 25 May 2019 to 05 June 2019. The students of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dolphin-PG Institute of Bio Medical & Natural Sciences, Tula’s Institute, BFIT Group of Institution, Amity University and FRI Deemed to be University participated in the competitions. The winners of drawing, debate and video film making competitions were awarded by Director General and Chief Guest of the function. In this occasion Brandis, Schlich, Chaturvedy and S.K. Seth and Indian Forester awards were also given to winners.
In his address, Dr. S.C. Gairola, Director General, ICFRE said that it is a moral duty of each and every citizen to contribute in protection and conservation of Environment. He said that air pollution is a major challenge faced by human being. He also said that Climate Change is a big alarm as a natural disaster and increasing temperature causing global warming. He told that the Council is working on rejuvenation of major rivers of the country. At the end Shri S.K. Thomas, Registrar, FRI delivered of vote of thanks. Dr. (Mrs) Smita Nautiyal, Sceintist-D compeered the programme. Team of Extension Division, FRI including Dr. Charan Singh, Dr. Devendra Kumar, Sh. Rambir Singh, Sh. Ajay Gulati and other officers and officials with team of Indian Forester contributed a lot in successful completion the programme.