Tsirang Forest Division celebrated World Ranger Day for the first time in her history. On 31st July, 2017, the Chief Forestry Officer and staff of the Division celebrated the occasion with numerous activities. The celebration was graced by the Chief Forestry Officer as Chief Guest for the occasion.
The CFO offered butter lamp followed by key note address.
The day began with the offering of National Anthem and Zhabten of His Majesty the king Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck followed by observing a minute silence to pay tribute to the fallen Rangers in line of duty.
CFO offered thank you note to Rangers for protecting our forests, environment and natural resources for all time to come. CFO also highlighted that the World Ranger Day both commemorates Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the critical work Rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July and is celebrated by the International Ranger Federation’s (IRF’s) member Associations, the Thin Green Line Foundation, and other organizations, schools and individuals who support the work of Rangers and the IRF worldwide. The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF. “Happy Rangers Day to all”.
A presentation on the globally threatened White-bellied Heron (WBH) was presented by Mr. Chhimi Dorji, FO to the staff of the Division in the conference hall followed by presentation on Rufous-necked Hornbill (RNH) by Mr. Kinley, Sr. FR III to educate and further strengthen the conservation determination of the forestry staff. Then the CFO highlighted on the need of conserving these and other species of flora and fauna with special focus and priority on the threatened species like Tiger, Red Panda, Golden Mahaseer, Guar, RNH and WBH dwelling in the Divisional jurisdiction.
A session on experience sharing among the staff was done where the senior staff shared the memorable and interesting stories that happened in their service journey.Cultural programs were performed to entertain the attendees followed by election and awarding of best employee in the Division. Mr. Dhan Bdr. Chettri, Range Officer, Tsirang Range was awarded the best employee award in the Technical Category and Mr. Shivalal Dhakal, ESP was awarded best employee 2017 in Administrative and Support Category
In the afternoon, an intra-divisional khuru tournament was organized to commemorate the occasion between teams of Division HQ staff, Tsirang Range staff, Mendrelgang Beat Office staff and Tsirangtoe Beat Office Staff. The day ended with Tashi Labey.Cultural programs were performed to entertain the attendees followed by election and awarding of best employee in the Division. Mr. Dhan Bdr. Chettri, Range Officer, Tsirang Range was awarded the best employee award in the Technical Category and Mr. Shivalal Dhakal, ESP was awarded best employee 2017 in Administrative and Support Category.
Reported by: Tsirang Forest Division