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Curtains down on Kaziranga Bird Festival

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

BOKAKHAT, February 15 : “We can observe Valentine’s Day as Bird’s Day. The first week of February is the mating period for most of birds. We can provide them with a nest as birds now-a-days do not have a suitable place for making a nest,” said scientist Dr Prabal Saikia in a semir on birds at Kaziranga Bird Festival on Sunday. Bird conservation is a silent revolution.

He also distributed few artificial bird nests among the people to make them aware of bird conservation. Under the leadership of ture activist Somyadweep Dutta, a group of scientists, photographers and local students along with a few members of ture’s Bacon visited Agoratoli Range of KNP early morning of the second day of the festival. Dutta explained them about the ture and behaviour of the birds they observed.

Besides an art competition among students and traditiol games and sports were held in which many foreign tourists and local people took part. Regarding the security of Kaziranga and development of the nearby villages, a programme of exchanging thoughts with the neighbouring villagers of KNP was held. An exhibition of tribal culture was also held in which Karbi, Rabha, Mising and Bodo people took part.

In the evening, a semir on bird observation, photography of birds, ming of birds in local language was held where many bird observers of Assam and wildlife photographers took part.

The open session of Kaziranga Bird Festival was held under the presidentship of Dr Ranoj Pegu, the Executive Member of Mising Autonomous Council. It was iugurated SK Shil Sharma, DFO Eastern Range Kaziranga.

Jadav Payeng and Prasanta Bori were present as chief guests. The Kaziranga Bird Festival concluded with a cultural night where Assam Bamboo Band entertained the people.

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