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PoP held at Forest Guard Training School Doomi

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JAMMU: The Forest Department organised a Passing out Parade (PoP) for 29 trainees of 58th Forest Guard Training Course on completion of their six month training at Forest Guard Training School, Doomi on Tuesday.
Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment, Sanjeev Verma, was the chief guest on the occasion.
The event was attended by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Dr. Mohit Gera and Chairman Training Schools, J&K Forest Department, along with other senior officers of the department.
The programme started with presentation of Guard of Honour to the chief guest followed by Passing Out Parade by the trainees of 23rd Kashmir Forester’s Training Course, contingent of Forest Protection Force and the Brass band of CRPF, Paloura.
In his address, the Commissioner Secretary congratulated the trainees for completing their training successfully. He praised the frontline staff of the Forest Department for their presence in field which creates a deterrence among forest offenders.
He applauded the role of Forest Guards in providing ecological security to the forest resources. He exhorted upon them to dedicate themselves towards protection of green gold of Jammu & Kashmir.
He called for effective management of forests with active participation of PRIs and people.
He asked the passed out trainees to gear up for protection of forests against hazards like forest fires, encroachments so that the forest wealth is protected.
He assured that all cadre related issues of Forest Department will be addressed in a phased manner.
Dr. Mohit Gera, said that the job of frontline staff is tough since they are serving in their own locality and under harsh conditions.
He spoke in detail about the changing and expanding role of forest frontline staff and highlighted the importance of PRI and other grass root level institutions with which the Forest Guards will be closely working.
Earlier, the dignitaries conferred awards to the best performing trainees.




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