Gangtok, 30 May, 2012:
A two days long Workshop on “Orientation Programme in Wildlife Law & Conservation” ended at Gangtok which was aimed at educating the SSB personnel about wildlife (protection) Act-1972, illegal wildlife trade in India and identification of wildlife products particularly from Sikkim that are prone to illegal as the Force is mandated for duties on Indo-Nepal & Bhutan borders.
The Workshop was conducted in association with Forest Officers for SSB personnel to raise awareness amongst them as they are guarding the borders and can also to contribute their bit in preserving the natural assets, assist the government agencies in this field.
Sanjeev Sharma, Deputy Inspector General, Sector Headquarter, SSB, Gangtok while welcoming the Chief Guest and other dignitaries, highlighted the aims and objectives of “Workshop”.
Earlier, the Workshop was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest Pradeep Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), government of Sikkim by lighting a lamp. A total of 20 officers/ officials of SSB are participating in the Workshop. The inaugural function was attended by M. Ravi Kumar, IFS, DFO (Wildlife) East Sikkim and U.K. Nag, (WBFS), DFO (Wildlife).