Chief Secretary gives away prizes to wildlife competition winners
BHOPAL: Chief Secretary
Anthony de Sa gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions held
during Wildlife Conservation Week at Van Vihar on Monday. He also administered
Wildlife Conservation Pledge to those present on the occasion and unveiled a
special cover published by Postal Department on wildlife conservation. A
tigress protected in Madhya Pradesh with her 4 cubs has been displayed on this
de Sa said that
wildlife conservation is prime need. Conservation of wildlife protects forests
and ultimately, human beings, environment and nature is also safeguarded.
Congratulating Forest Department for organising Wildlife Conservation Week
excellently, the Chief Secretary gave away prizes to students for winning
painting, photography, debate and Rangoli competitions.
Secretary went round a wildlife photo exhibition held by photographer Abrar
Khan. About 100 photographs of wild animals and birds of Van Vihar and city’s
natural beauty have been displayed at the exhibition.
conclusion of Wildlife Conservation Week, the Chief Secretary sought
information about Forest Department’s schemes. He sought details from Principal
Secretary Forests BP Singh and other departmental officers.
Forest officials felicitated for wildlife
Chief Secretary Anthony
de Sa on Monday felicitated 12 officers and employees for outstanding
performance in wildlife conservation. The state government has been giving this
Rs 50,000 prize each since year 2008 to motivate officers and employees to put
in outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation.
The officers and
employees were given prizes in 3 categories. In the first category, prizes were
given to Divisional Forest Officer, Sagar forest division Anil Kumar Singh,
Assistant Divisional Forest Officer, Hoshangabad SS Mehta, Assistant Director,
Kanha Tiger Reserve, Mandla Prakash Kumar Verma and Deputy Divisional Forest
Officer, Indore Abhay Kumar Jain.
In the second
category, prizes were given to Forest Ranger Madhav National Park, Shivpuri Udaybhan
Singh Manjhi and Forest Circle Officer, Devendra Nagar, Panna Narendra Singh. In
the third category prizes were given away to Forester, Forest Check-post in-charge,
Bagdev, Hoshangabad Mukesh Kumar Patel, Forester, Madhav National Park,
Shivpuri Laxminarayan Shakya, Forester Indore Mansingh Poonja, Forest Guard
Indore Brijendra Singh Tomar, Forest Guard Jhabua Hemendra Singh Dindor and
Forest Servant, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Mandla Shakuntala Dhurve.