Panaji, July 5, 2018 … To mark 69th Vanamahotsava – 2018 tree planting was done at Gomantak Vidyalaya, Usgao on July 3, 2018. Shri Deepak Prabhu Pauskar, MLA, Sanvordem was the Chief Guest of the function organized by the Social Forestry, Parks and Garden Division of Forest Department, to create awareness among the general public especially school and college students about the importance of trees.
The programme included ceremonial planting of saplings in school campus, dance by students of Gomantak Vidyalaya and address by dignitaries to students regarding Vanamahotsav – 2018.
The officers of the Forest Department alongwith newly recruited 157 trainee Forest Guards planted saplings at the Forest Training School in Valpoi.
Medicinal Plant Board of Goa and Reasearch and Utilisation Division of the Forest Department has organized selling of medicinal plants and trees through a Mobile Van at concessional rates. This van will be stationed between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on different dates at the KTC bus stands of Ponda, Margao, Panaji, Vasco, Mapusa, Canacona and Bicholim etc from July 3 to 20, 2018. Exact dates can be ascertained by calling landline No. 2750099 / Forest Department 24×7 Helpline 2228772 (Panaji) or 2750246 (Margao).