Punjab Governor releases book ‘Tree Treasure of Chandigarh’
Chandigarh, April 13, 2021:
VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and the Administrator of UT Chandigarh on Tuesday released the book ‘Tree Treasure of Chandigarh’ in Punjab Raj Bhawan. This book has been published by the Department of Forest & Wildlife, UT Chandigarh and authored by Professor RK Kohli, Vice-Chancellor of Amity University, SAS Nagar, VikasKahol, Dr.Navdeep Kahol, Assistant Professor and Professor HP Singh. The book compiles the diverse avenue trees of the city and also profiles a number of old and majestic heritage trees.
On this occasion, Governor appreciated the efforts of the Department and the Authors in completing this book which helps the people to develop a shared vision and understanding of the real treasure of the city, especially the people of Chandigarh, who are traditionally nature lovers, would whole-heartedly support and participate in the endeavour of the Forest Department in identifying and preserving the ecological wealth of Chandigarh.
Speaking on the occasion, Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh congratulated the efforts of the Department and contribution made by the Authors. He said efforts made in bringing out this book will go a long way in creating awareness and attraction towards the preservation of trees of City Beautiful.
Debendra Dalai, IFS, CCF, Chandigarh informed that UT Chandigarh takes pride in having preserved about 46% of the total area under forest and green cover. The City has preserved a large number of trees so as to harmonize with the built-up surroundings. There are a number of old and majestic trees in City Beautiful which serve as important green landmarks. These are the rare assets for any urban city. Further, this book is a visual delight to all the tree lovers and provides useful information about the green wealth of the City Beautiful. It is a matter of great pride that Chandigarh is known as the 'Greenest City of India' owing to an abundance of greenery in the form of parks, gardens and green cover. Being a resident of this city, it is our responsibility to aware the general public to protect and conserve these natural resources.
Among the prominent persons attending this event were Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, UT Chandigarh, Professor RK Kohli, Vikas Kahol, Dr.Navdeep Kahol, Assistant Professor and other senior officers of the Administration.