Jamshedpur: District forest officials are gearing up to prevent killing of wild animals by the tribal people during the annual hunting ritual of ‘Sendra’.
They huddled to prepare strategy for stopping the annual killings during a meeting convened at Van Chetna Kendra, Mango, on Saturday. The Sendra is slated to take place on 8th May in East Singhbhum. It will be celebrated at Dalma Hills.
Forest department sources said that a total of 15 check-points had been set up in the Dalma Sanctuary and its adjoining areas to stop hunting of animals. Forest department officials have been deputed at all check-points.
As many as 43 forest officers from across the state have been deployed at different places to keep an eye on the hunters. The officers will be accompanied by 100 workers. Forest department and Sendra Samiti have made all preparations for Sendra.
In view of the hunting ritual, Adivasis community leaders organized a meeting at Jaher Sthan in Karandih. The meeting was presided over by Torop Paragana Dashmat Hansda.
The meeting was attended by Talsa Manjhi, Manik Selai Gagrai, Beradhipa Manjhi, Rajdoha Manjhi, Dhano Mardi and Mirja Hansda.