JAMMU, JAN 8: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh exhorted upon the Forest Guards undergoing training at Forest Guard Training School, Doomi in Akhnoor to discharge their duties with utmost honesty and dedication.
The Minister was speaking at the passing-out parade of Forest Guards trainees here today.
The Minister congratulated pass-outs of 50th and 51st batch of Jammu region who completed their training of six months and hoped that they will optimally utilize knowledge and skill gained during their training. He asked them to imbibe professional ethics which will serve as a guide for them to perform their duties efficiently and effectively. He asked the trainees to uphold the sanctity of their profession and work as a team.
The Minister stressed upon the trainees to contribute their best in further streamlining the working of forest organization. He said that forest schools and institutions are the backbone of Forest Department and Government is keen to upgrade existing infrastructure in these institutes.
The Minister directed the school authorities to maintain strict discipline in the school and make physical training a regular feature to further enhance the physical endurance of the trainees which will help them in performing their duties effectively. He also directed them to provide healthy diet to the trainees during their stay in the school.
Choudhary Lal Singh today said forest guards are the saviours of green gold, adding that, refined workforce on ground would help in giving better services to the State. He further said that the ground force, if trained and taught well, would give better results for holistic development of the State. He also praised the efforts of Forest Training Schools in imparting quality training to the forest officials in the State.
Earlier, the Minister inaugurated R P Singh Rosary at Forest Guard Training School, Doomi and also planted saplings in school premises like golden cupressous, fruit, palm, silver oak, alstonia trees etc. Later, the Minister distributed certificates and mementos among the passed-out trainees.