Meghalaya’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Y Shullai on Monday said that the forest personnel should always hone their skill and knowledge in order to discharge their duty efficiently.
Addressing the 23rd Convocation of Meghalaya Forest Training School at Baija in Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, the PCCF said that training of forest personnel especially frontline staffs are of utmost importance to fight the menace of deforestation and global warming.
He said that the basic training imparted at MFTS Williamnagar equips the frontline staffs with knowledge and skills to man the forest resources.
The MFTS is the nodal training institute under the Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Meghalaya, wherein foresters and forest guards undergo 11 months of training.
This year, a total of 14 frontline staffs completed the basic training course.
As part of the convocation, different cultural activities were held at the campus including Mmarch past by the passing out trainees of the school.
Amongst those who were present at the convocation ceremony included Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Climate Change, Research and Training) Dr Subhash Ashutosh and Principal MFTS Arpiyush Sangma.
In the training progamme, Sharmila Rai topped the course with an aggregate of 86.93 per cent.