69th Republic Day was celebrated with great ecstasy and blasts in which the officers of the institute, scientists and employees and members of his family participated. On this occasion, Dr. S.C. Gairola, Director General, Indian Forestry Research and Education Council, hosted the flag. Dr. S. G. Gairola congratulated everyone on this day. In his address, he called upon all forest officials, scientists and employees and said that we need to focus our attention towards those research activities which should be paramount and essential for our society .On this occasion, the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Forestry Research and Education Council were honored with the award of Excellence for the year 2017. In the year 2017, the Vigilance Awareness Week was celebrated under which an essay competition was organized, titled “My goal is corruption free India”. The winners of this competition were also rewarded on this occasion. Students of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, IFS probationers, students of F.R.I. University, Institute and council officials, scientists, employees and school children were present on this occasion.
On this sacred occasion of the Republic Day, the main building of the institute was illuminated with night light.