MANGALDAI: "Though tiny in size in comparison to Kaziranga National Park (KNP), Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the beautiful protected areas in the State and I, not as the minister, but as a citizen of Assam, am always fascinated with the beauty of this Park. In the present scenario arising out of COVID-19, if anyone is feeling depressed, Orang Naional Park is the best place to visit," said State Forest and Environment Minister Parimal Suklabaidya while reopening the Park on November 6 in a well-organized function at the Park complex. Appreciating the spirit of the locality and the media persons in their role for conservation and protection of this Park, he urged the common people to be more active in conservation of this Park.
He also inaugurated the newly-constructed public facilitation centre at the main entrance of the Park and declared reopening of the Park for visitors by cutting red ribbon. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Forest, Arvind Madhab Singh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Amit Sahai, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumar Surajit Bora and DFO of Mangaldai Wildlife division, BV Sandeep also took part in the re-opening function which was anchored by former honorary Wildlife Warden, Bhargab Kumar Das.
Earlier, PCCF (WL) Amit Sahai in his welcome address gave a brief note on the achievements of the Park while PCCF-cum-HoF Arvind Madhab Singh also addressed the function. Students of Gelabeel High School and members of Orang Xahitya Xabha added a new colour to the reopening function with excellent performance of cultural programmes.
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