Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gir's first sports meet gets a logo.

Himanshu Kaushik, TNN Jan 20, 2013, 01.46AM IST
The fund is being managed and handled by the forest department. Deputy Conservator of Forest, Sandeep Kumar has been heading the Gir Welfare Fund (GWF).
"In order to build a healthy atmosphere for the conservation of the lion and bridge the gap between villagers and forest officials, the idea to organize such a meet came up during the meeting with the Chief Conservator of Forest, Gir R L Meena," said Kumar.
About 186 participants have already registered for the various events which have been lined up for the three-day event. It will be inaugurated by Principal Chief Conservator of forest wildlife, C N Pandey. It will also induce discipline and a sense of responsibility towards conservation of the lion.
Officials said that at a time when lions are getting out of the sanctuary and moving to other parts of Saurashtra, it was necessary to have a healthy relationship between the forest department and villagers.
This event will help develop a network base.
"In case of any casualty or emergency, it will be these sportsmen who become informers. Also they will get to know beat guards who are deployed in their area," said an official.

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