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Additional Director General of the Union Environment and Forests Ministry AK Bansal today asked the passing-out Indian Forest Service (IFS) probationers to think globally and act locally, stating that it was the need of the hour.
The passing-out Indian Forest Service probationers in Dehradun on Tuesday; and (right) Additional Director General, Union Environment and Forests Ministry, AK Bansal, gives away the diploma and a memento to a probationer. Tribune photos: Vinod Pundir
The Director General of the Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education Ministry of Environment and Forests, Dr VK Bahuguna asked the officers to turn their adverse circumstances and weakness into strength.
RK Goel, Director, IGNFA, said 68 officers of the 2010-12 professional forestry training course, including two trainees from Bhutan, had successfully completed the two-year training at the academy today. He said out of these, seven officers had secured more than 75 per cent marks in the aggregate. He advised the young probationers to work with utmost sincerity and devotion. He also told them that their compassionate attitude for the local communities will help them in protection and conservation of forests.
The convocation ceremony was attended by a large number of senior officials from the Centre and state government organisations.