Last weekend (Feb 5th & 6th of 2011) 7 guys with the help of Karnataka Forest Department conducted FFA program in and around Kollegal (150km from Bangalore). It was a fantastic experience for us. 2 days we spent our time, in educating villagers about Forest Fire.
Major Activities done:
- 1. FFA in 2 schools in 2 villages.
- 2. Jatha (procession) with school children around the village, shouting slogans(total 150 children participated).
- 3. Video show at school and village about our forest and FFA (around 200 saw it).
- 4. Putting posts about FFA around 2 villages (around 10 important places where people gather)
Few words about FFA:Forest fires are usually seasonal. They usually start in the dry season and can be prevented by adequate precautions. Fire can be prevented in the summer through removal of forest litter all along the forest boundary. This is called "Forest Fire Line". This line used to prevent fire breaking into the forest from one compartment to another. The collected litter was burnt in isolation. The best way to control a forest fire is therefore, to prevent it from spreading. Mainly in India forest fire happens because of human, may it’s accidental or intentional. So to prevent it awareness among villagers should happen.Written by: Ambareesh
Event organized by: Ambareesh
Image Gallery: Ambareesh, Abhiram