Forest Martyr's remembered on their day

Slain forest officer Srinivas fell victim to Veerappan

Forest Martyr's remembered on their day

Principal district and sessions judge Mohan Sripada Sankolli on Saturday called for taking up developmental works without harming the environment.

He was addressing a gathering of forest officers and invitees at Forest Martyr’s Day on the premises of Aranya Bhavan in the city.

The judge said when the whole world is talking about global warming, the onus of protecting green cover is on the society. At the same time timely progress is the need of the hour but not at the cost of natural resources.

“If the green cover is not passed on to the next generation, it will be a huge blow to the mankind,” the judge said.

A total of 37 martyrs including the slain IFS officer Srinivas who lost his life in anti-Veerappan operation were remembered for sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.

Additional principal chief conservator of forests B J Hosamath, chief conservator of forest (project elephant) Ajai Misra, chief conservator of forest K B Markandaiah, executive director of zoo B P Ravi, conservator of forest H C Kantharaju, DCF (Mysore) D S Gaonkar and others were present.

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