The state forest division will probably be organising a seven-day ‘Nature and Hen Competition’ at numerous wetlands throughout the state from January 27 until February 2, which is widely known as World Wetlands Day.
The main event of the seven-day competition will probably be held on the Surajpur wetland in Higher Noida on January 31, when a throng of guests is anticipated there, mentioned forest division officers.
Unfold over 308 hectares, of which 60 hectares is a lake, the wetland is metropolis’s largest reserve forest and one of three main birding sizzling spots, the others being Okhla Hen Sanctuary and Dhanauri wetland.
The event will see interactive workshops, guided birdwatching excursions, kids’s contest, images contest, and cultural performances, amongst different actions, mentioned officers of the Gautam Budh Nagar forest division, within the presence of Uttar Pradesh’s setting minister KP Malik.
Addressing a press convention at Okhla Hen Sanctuary in Noida on Wednesday, Malik mentioned, “The particular event goals at present alternative to the general public and hen lovers to get pleasure from birding and turn out to be extra privy to wildlife and its conservation. Throughout the seven-day programme, numerous occasions will probably be organised to promote nature.”
Divisional forest officer (DFO), Gautam Budh Nagar, P Ok Srivastava mentioned, “Yearly, the competition is organised in numerous districts throughout the state to showcase their respective preserved forest areas and this time, the main event is being held at Surajpur wetland. We predict round 5,000-6,000 individuals to arrive on the day, together with kids, birdwatchers, nature-lovers, setting activists, amongst others.”
“The purpose is to improve the participation of individuals of all ages and to make sure that forest is made a vacation spot for lots to spend their holidays, and make it one of the very best vacationer locations of the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR),” mentioned the DFO.
Founder, SheWings (a private care firm that goals to create vary of sustainable and eco-friendly feminine hygiene merchandise), Madan Mohit Bharadwaj mentioned, “As an alternative of taking our youngsters to malls and flicks, we should take them to forest hen sanctuaries and wetlands so as to promote our nature. The upcoming competition on the Surajpur Wetland is anticipated to be a giant success.”
Wetland will stay open to guests from 10am to 5pm on January 31 and the entry will probably be free of value, mentioned forest officers.