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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
10-December-2010 17:57 IST
Director General, Forest Releases Book on Birth Centenary of Hari Singh
As a tribute to the great legendary, formerly Inspector General of Forest, Shri Hari Singh the DG Forest and Special Secretary, Govt. of India Dr. P.J. Dilip Kumar released the book on his Birth Centenary here today at Siri Fort Auditorium Titled, ‘Hari Singh: A Life Sketch’. The book gives the detail account of the creative and the personal life of this creative visionary. The book is researched and edited by S.S. Negi, Shailendra Kaushik, Y.P. Singh and Dinesh Kumar.

Shri Hari Singh, formerly Inspector General of Forest, Govt. of India played a pivotal role in promoting inter-state coordination in forest management. He was largely responsible for the founding of the Indian Forest Service (IFS) in 1966 as the 3rd All India Service. He is rightly considered as the architect of modern forest administration in India.

The dignitaries who were associated with him shared their valuable experiences with the gathering mass. The contribution made for the growth and development of the forest sector was immensely appreciated by the dignitaries. The seven probationary officers of the IFS who were awarded First Hari Singh Fellowship were also present on the occasion and expressed their thoughts on the occasion of Birth Centenary of Shri Hari Singh.

Those present on the occasion included Dr. G.S. Rawat, Director General, I.C.F.R.E. Dehradun, Dr. Subir Hari Singh, Son of late Shri Hari Singh, Dr. Jija Madhwan Hari Singh, Daughter-in-law of late Shri Hari Singh, Dr. S.S. Negi, Director Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and Dr. V.R.R. Singh, Head Silviculture Division, FRI, Dehradun.