A special cover was released on the occasion of International day of Forests on 21st March 2018 as a honour to Manikandan IFS at Malleswaram, Bengaluru.
Karnataka has always been in the forefront of forest protection and conservation. As per the recently released biennial India State of the Forest Report 2017 of Forest Survey of India, the forest cover of the State has increased by 1,101 square km. On the day of International Day of Forest, Karnataka Forest Department salutes its Martyrs for their supreme sacrifice in the protection and conservation of forest and wildlife. Recently, on 3-3-2018, Sri S. Manikandan, IFS, laid down his life in the line of duty.
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.