New Delhi, Aug.5 : A group of probationers of Indian Forest Service of the 2015-17 batch, including two foreign trainees from Royal Government of Bhutan called on President Pranab Mukherjee today at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated the probationers for successfully qualifying one of the most difficult competitive examinations.
He said that they were entering a new phase in their careers and would dedicate the rest of their lives to the service of the people of the country.
The President said that wanton destruction of natural resources has posed a grave threat to the environment, flora and fauna.
The demands of development need to be balanced with conservation and preservation of environment. Many years ago, Mahatma Gandhi had pointed out that the world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
The whole world has recognized the danger caused to humanity due to destruction of natural resources and also the need to address the grave issue.
Fortunately, our awareness levels have increased and steps are being taken to mitigate the problem. The President told the probationers that it was their responsibility to preserve and protect forests and conserve the depleting resources.
He advised them that if they do their job to the best of their ability, they will be able not only to advance their careers but also to contribute to protecting our civilization and humanity.
These probationers are in Delhi to participate in an appraisal course in 'Parliamentary Processes and Procedure' organized by the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training.