On the occasion of World Forestry Day, the first Palash flower festival of the state was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Udaipur on Sunday. In the celebration organized to bring the importance of Palash, which is flourishing in the tribal region, thrive in the country, and bring glory to the residents, the nature lovers and forest department personnel discussed the day.
District Collector Chetan Deora was the chief guest of this Palash Pushpan Mahotsav organized by the Forest Department at Palash Kunj near Dai Mata in the forest block Summer of Village Kitoda, Gram Panchayat Kaya.
In his address, the District Collector Deora expressed the solidity of Palash trees here and the flowers covered with them and called for linking them with the local tribals' livelihood, necessitating the conservation and promotion of Palash trees. He also instructed the Forest Department to develop Palash Garden in Udaipur.
On this occasion, Chief Conservator of Forests RK Singh retired CCF Rahul Bhatnagar, Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) R.K. Khairwa, UIT Secretary Arun Hasija, Forest Conservator R.K. Jain, Deputy Conservator of Forests Mukesh Saini, Assistant Conservator of Forests Rangaswamy E., K.L. Sharma, Sushil Saini, Mahendra Singh Chundawat, Ayurvedacharya Pradeep Soni, G.P. Saxena, P.S. Chundavat, VS. Rana, OP Sharma, Suhail Mazbor, Naresh Chaturvedi, forest personnel, media persons, distinguished residents of Udaipur city, students of Kitoda School, Forest Safety Committee and local villagers were present.
During the ceremony, Ayurveda physician Dr. Pradeep Soni highlighted the usefulness of Ayurvedic medicine in Palash leaves, puffed bark, seeds, and wood, highlighting the religious, social, and economic importance of human life.
On this occasion, herbal gulal prepared in various colors from roses, amaltas, Palash flowers, and leaves were presented to guests.
Guests at the monument released the Palash Pushpan folder. CCF RK Singh has stated the usefulness of collecting seeds at the range level of various species available in the forest area like Khair, Amla, Ber, Katkaranj, Gulmohar, etc., the seeds available in the forest in all the Renzo of the division. Instructions were given for making quality healthy plants in departmental nurseries.
Retired CCF and Green People Society President Rahul Bhatnagar said that the society is looking at the conditions of flowering of Palash trees in South Rajasthan in the same way as the cherry blossom festival is celebrated in Japan and the U.S. It was decided to organize Palash Festival on March 12 in the year 2020, but due to Corona lockdown, it could not be held last year. This year, the Forest Department started it on the occasion of Forestry Day, and it was planted.
Palash Valley can become a tourist destination:
Deputy Conservator of Forests Mukesh Saini said that the blooming of Palash blooms is about two months, from March to April. During this period, the Palash Valley remains wooded with the flowers of Palash. Tourists and nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of this Palash Valley and visit Daimata Ji in the lap of the mountains.