|indra priyadarshini vrikshamitra award (IPVM)|
|Indra Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra awarded for those who have done pionering and exemplary works in the field of afforestation and wasteland development.|
Award of Rs 1,25,000 and Rs 1,00,000 for first and second winners respectively in cash along with medalions and sitation will be given to persons / institutions who are engaged in various categories of afforestation and waste land development activities.
Following persons / agency have bagged the IPVM Award for the year 2004
|First Prize winner|
|Mr. A. Pushpakaran, Forester, Forestry Extension Centre,Mangarai, Coimbatore 641-108 Tamil Nadu &|
|Forest Development Agency, Harur (Tamil Nadu) Chief Executive Officer, r FDA, Harur cum District Forest Officer, Harur Division, Harur, Dharamapuri District - 636 903, Tamil Nadu.|
|Second Prize Winner|
|Mr. S. Kalayanasundaram, IFS Social Forestry Division, 35/A, Alagesan Nagar, Chengalpattu -603 001, Distt. Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu|
|Following person has bagged the IPVM award for the year 2006|
|Thiru Veerakumar, Assistant Conservator of Forests, was awarded Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshmitra Award for the year 2006 under Individual Category, for outstanding work done by him in Forestry Extension Range, Pudukottai|
|Chief Minister's Gallantry Awards to the Forest Officials for the year 2003|
|ALL INDIA FOREST SPORTS MEET, 2007|
|The Tamil Nadu Forest Department participated with a strength of 100 participants in the 15th All India Forest Sports Meet, 2007 held at Jaipur from 6th to 10th February and clinched the Overall Championship with 305 points among 37 teams (29 State teams and 8 Forest Institutions). |
This is the first time, the Tamil Nadu Team has achieved this goal over a period of 15 years. The Madhya Pradesh Team with 206 points secured the 2nd place and the Kerala Team with 181.5 points secured the 3rd place.
During the opening ceremony on 6th February, the Tamil Nadu Team was awarded with first position for the fourth consecutive year in the March Past Competition.
In Kabbadi, the Tamil Nadu team got the Gold Medal under the captainship of Thiru. K.Kandasamy, I.F.S., District Forest Officer, Gudalur.
- In Hockey, the Tamil Nadu team got the Gold Medal under the captainship of Thiru.V.Thirunavukarasu, I.F.S., District Forest Officer, Kodaikanal.
- In Volley Ball, the Tamil Nadu team got the Bronze Medal under the captainship of Thiru.R.Mohandass, Regional Manager, Karaikudi, TAFCORN.
- The Tamil Nadu Weight Lifting team was declared as champion team with higher points for the third consecutive year.
- Thiru. R.Ramesh of Tamil Nadu was awarded the Overall Best Athlete in the Men Open Category.
|During the Closing Ceremony on 10th February at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur Thiru. C.K.Sreedharan,IFS., Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, received the Overall Championship Trophy for Tamil Nadu from Shri. Namo Narayan Meena, Union Minister for State, Environment and Forests. |
|Thiru. R.Sundararaju, IFS., Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Forest Administration) was the Chief-de-mission, Thiru.K.Chidambaram, I.F.S., Chief Conservator of Forests (Personnel and Vigilance) was the Contingent Manager and Thiru.P.C.Tyagi, I.F.S., Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore Circle was the Co-ordinator for the Tamil Nadu Team in the All India Forest Sports Meet.|