Studies, job and life together: Forest officer couple to guard forest
Athirappilly: To save the forest, they walk hand in hand. Jackson and Riya started their journey together for studies and it continues even in their career and life too. Both work as forest guards in Konnakkuzhi forest station.
They met each other during their coaching for government jobs. Within two months after marriage, both got appointments in the same forest station at Konnakkuzhi. Now it has been one and half years since they began to work together.
The couple have come across several thrilling and dangerous situations together during their duty. Many times they encountered wild animals from the forest. Once an elephant tried to attack while chasing an elephant herd.
Jackson and Riya who studied together at a PSC coaching centre of Chalakkudy, studied and wrote the examination for the post of beat forest officer of the Forest Department. It was after having MBA and a work experience of one year, Riya attended PSC exams. She is also included in the list of Company Board Assistant, Excise and Education Departments.