This year also Forest Research Institute, Dehradun celebrated World Environment Day-2022 having the theme “Only One Earth” on 5th June, 2022 with lot of excitement and enthusiasm. The programme was organized in the Convocation Hall of FRI, Dehradun. Smt. Richa Misra, IFS and Head Extension Division, FRI welcomed Dr. Renu Singh, IFS, Director, FRI and other dignitaries present on the occasion. A special welcome was accorded to two special guests Smt. Mohini Rawat, a nature lover and Smt. Shruti Sharma, IFS & HoFF (Retd.), Rajasthan. She then gave a brief account of the programme and invited Dr. Renu Singh, IFS, Director FRI for the inaugural address. Dr. Renu Singh addressed the gathering and spoke at length about the issues and problems facing the Earth today and how we can individually contribute towards making the earth a better place to live in. She called for collective, transformative action on a global scale to protect and restore the planet. She also spoke about the institute taking up projects for eco-restoration of degraded areas and also preparing DPR’s for rejuvenation of Ganga and 13 other major rivers. Subsequently, the Declamation on Environment contest and Kavita paath were carried out. These activities were coordinated by Hindi Officer Sh. Shankar Sharma. The two activities were judged by Smt. Mohini Rawat, and Smt. Shruti Sharma. The employees of FRI, student and Ph.D scholars of FRI DU participated in the event.
This was followed by Prize distribution for Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navoday Vidyalaya students. Those students had won prizes for essay and painting competition organised on International Day of Forest-2022. The winners of Kavita Paath and Declamation contest were also awarded during the function.