KAZIRANGA, Nov 8 - A Forest department personnel, Dimbeswar Das, working in Kaziranga National Park was awarded the ‘Earth’s Hero, 2019’ under the category of ‘Green Warrior’ by Royal Bank of Scotland at New Delhi recently.
According to official sources, Das currently serving as Forest Guard in central range of Kohora under Kaziranga National Park, was chosen for the award due to his exceptionally dedicated services towards conservation and protection of wild species of animals in Kaziranga since the last 30 years.
Sources added that Das had encountered many poachers and dealt with them firmly and protected the forests of Kaziranga bravely.
When this correspondent talked to him, Das said that he had received the award because of the officials and staff of Kaziranga National Park, who had recognised his services, adding that he was motivated to work in Kaziranga and protect the wild animals, including rhinos. He thanked all the officials of Kaziranga. Das originally hails from Dergoan.
Informing this correspondent, Director of Kaziranga National Park P Shiva Kumar said that Das was doing a good job in Kaziranga. He said that this award had motivated all the staff of Kaziranga, especially frontline Forest Guards to work sincerely for the well-being of Kaziranga National Park.