National Forest Martyrs Day observed in Karwar
Karwar, Sept 11, 2022: The National Forest Martyrs Day is being observed to commemorate the sacrifices made by the forest department personnel for the conservation of the forest and wildlife said Karwar Deputy Conservator of Forest Prashanth Kumar K. C said.
He was speaking after presiding over the National Forest Martyrs Day program organized at the Karnataka Forest Department office premises in the city on Sunday.
“As many as 363 men, women, and children of the Bishnoi community were killed when they opposed the felling of trees required for the construction of the new palace at Khejarli region. The Government of India has declared this day as National Forest Martyrs’ Day to commemorate the sacrifices and sacrifices of Bishnois who sacrificed their lives for the protection of trees,” he explained.
“Forest Martyrs’ Day is being observed in all the district headquarters to pay homage to the 54 officers and employees who laid down their lives in the conservation of precious forest wealth and wildlife in the last 50 years. The extraordinary efforts of the martyred personnel, the courageous deeds, supreme sacrifices are an inspiration for the next generation to protect and preserve natural resources and wildlife,” he added.
In his address, Karwar Additional District and Sessions Judge Shivaji A Nalawade defined forest resources and wildlife are national treasures.
“It is the responsibility and duty of all of us to preserve them for the future generation. Sustainable development should be achieved without destroying the forest for the development of the state,” he said.
Karwar Range Forest Officer Raghavendra Naik, Karwar Social Forestry Division Deputy Conservator of Forests Manjunath G. Navi, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Karwar Sub-Division. K C. Jayesh, Assistant Conservator of Forest (Ankola Sub-Division) Krishna Annayya Gowda, V. R. Gaonkar, Deputy Range Conservator of Forests Association President Sachin Naik, Deputy Range Forest Officer Ganapathy, Forest Guards Association President Kumaresh Hiregowda, Group D employee Amit Gunaga and forest department staff were present.