Jamshedpur, Sep 11: To commemorate foresters who had laid down their lives to protect forests and wildlife, National Forest Martyrs Day was observed on Saturday, September 11 at Narebheram Hansraj English School (NHES). Every year in India, September 11 is observed as National Forest Martyrs Day. On this day, in 1730, over 360 people of the Bishnoi tribe led by Amrita Devi objected to the felling of trees and due to this they were killed in Khejarli, Rajasthan by the order of the king. To honour the courage and sacrifice of the forest martyrs, Narbheram Hansraj English School organised a special programme to mark the day.
Commerce students of Std. X, XI and XII made cloth bags that were distributed in local markets to create awareness about the need of prohibiting the cutting down of trees for paper production.
Students appealed to plant as many trees as possible. With the rise in global warming, planting trees is the only option to save our forests which ultimately balance out the environment.
According to data from the Global Forest Resource Assessment roughly 80,000 to 1,60,000 trees are cut down each day around the world with a significant percentage being used in the paper industry. The major impact of constant deforestation is the change in Global climatic pattern.