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5th Convocation of the Forest

5th Convocation of the Forest Research Institute



DEHRADUN. Union Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), ShriPrakashJavadekar, addressed the 5thConvocation of Forest Research Institute (FRI) Deemed to be University at Dehradun today. The Minister said that it is everyone’s duty to conserve the environment and the students of forestry can lend a big hand in this endeavour. ShriJavadekar also gave a clarion call to make the conservation of forests a people’s movement. He also added that while forest officials were responsible for protection ofthe wildlife, it would not be possible without the help of the people living in the forests. On the issue of man-elephant conflict, the Minister said that we should ensure that the forests contain enough resources for the wildlife so that it is not induced to venture into the human settlements.


Shri Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests and Special Secretary to Govt. of India, MoEF&CC; Dr. S.C. Gairola, Chancellor, FRI and Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun and Sh. A.S. Rawat, Vice-chancellor, FRI were also present at the function.

Earlier during the day, the Minster inaugurated the new buildings of Guest House and Women’s Hostel at the Wildlife Institute of India at Dehradun. The Minister also addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Institute. The Minister of Forests and Environment for Uttarakhand, ShriHarak Singh Rawat was also present at the occasion. The Minister presided over the presentation of the annual report and the annual general meeting of the Institute.
(UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2019)