Chhattisgarh’s first-ever bird fest at Bemetara from January 31 | Raipur News

RAIPUR: With an purpose to preserve migratory birds, join folks with birds and increase pure surroundings, a three-day lengthy hen pageant — which is claimed to be the first-ever hen fest of Chhattisgarh — is being organised in Bemetara district from January 31, amid avian influenza.
Conceptualized by Durg DFO Dhammshil Ganvir, the fest is being organized by the forest division; Chhattisgarh State Biodiversity Board in collaboration with CROW Basis Jagdalpur and Nova nature welfare society Raipur at Gidhwa-Parsada village of Bemetara district.
For the previous few years the wetlands of Gidhwa-Parsada village is house to quite a lot of winter migratory hen species in massive numbers. Greater than 150 species of winter migratory and resident birds are noticed through the month of November to March. Birds together with Northern Pintail, Frequent Pochard, Crimson Crested Pochard, Frequent Teal, Knob Billed Duck, Osprey, Gargeny, and Gadwal are seen right here.
Commenting on whether or not it’s secure to arrange the occasion amid hen flu outbreak, Ganvir informed TOI that no circumstances of hen flu have been reported within the district thus far. “We’re taking all potential precautions to make sure security. Apart from, the migratory birds haven’t migrated right here lately; they’ve been right here for the previous two-three months within the wetlands”.
Talking concerning the occasion Ganvir mentioned that numerous winter migratory and resident birds are noticed right here and I discovered potential on this place in reference to hen conservation. Why not make the locals in addition to different folks conscious of the birds and encourage them to avoid wasting them.
“The foremost attraction within the hen fest will probably be Northern pintail which migrates from north to the South Pole. We’ve additionally organized homestay for the contributors to advertise the idea of eco-tourism right here”, he mentioned.
Rangoli competitors, drawing and portray competitors, questionnaires, and debate competitions may even be held for the children. A pictures competitors will probably be organized for all. As well as, cultural performances by native artists may even be held within the night.
Apart from, visits to villages to witness the native rural tradition may even be finished through the fest. Will probably be necessary for all to observe Covid -19 precautions to keep away from catching the an infection. Lectures will probably be delivered by the specialists on numerous topic subjects together with birds of Gidhwa-Parsada and their conservation, migratory birds in Gidhwa-Parsada, and water conservation in Gidhwa/Parsada for natural farming. A seven-kilometer lengthy Pintail marathon will probably be organised on day three for the scholars.

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