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Forest Martyr’s Day! Green force should grow big

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Mysuru: IGP(Southern range) S Vipul Kumar has said ‘forest department which is known as ‘green force’ involved in saving forest cover should grow big.

The IGP who took part in forest martyr’s day at Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram in the city on September 11, said ‘forest department should act like those people who live inside the forest and do their mite in guarding the green cover. There are also some vested interests who are indulge in destroying the forest cover due to greed.

In this wake the duty performed by the forest department in protecting forests can be termed as greatest among other services.

Floral tributes was offered to the portraits of slain forest officers Sreenivasan and S Manikandhan.

Sreenivasan lost his life in the line of duty at the hands of forest brigand Veerappan. Manikandhan was killed in elephant attack inside the forest in the recent years.

ASP Kshama Mishra, APCCF Jagatram, DCFs T Hiralal, Alexander and Dr K C Prashanth were present during the ceremony.

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