Punjab Bird Fest 2021 concluded on Sunday after a series of bird walks & a two-day photo exhibition. Ropar Wildlife Division, Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab had organized 3rd edition of Punjab Bird Fest in Ropar which came to end with a valedictory function. Celebrated at Bird Watch Centre, the event was studded with significant & celebrated personalities. Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker, KPS Rana was the chief guest who was accompanied by Manish Tewari, MP Shri Anandpur Sahib.
Officials from Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab also were present at the function. Sh R K Mishra, IFS CWLW, Punjab, Sh Basanta Raj Kumar IFS, CCF Wildlife, Sh Gnana Prakash, IFS CF, Wildlife, Mr Mahavir Singh to name a few.
A two-day celebration function became the talk of the town not only for its beauty but also for its importance in increasing awareness about wildlife and their importance. Talking to school students about the importance of wildlife, Rana spread the message of animal love and improving the quality of our ecosystem. Dr Monika Yadav, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Ropar said that it is a dream come true to be able to reach out to the wide audience from students to teachers to youngsters. She released the report of current year regarding Survey Census in Ropar & Nangal region which depicts the number of migratory species and count of birds. She also showcased a documentary A/V on biodiversity of Ropar and the balance between human civilization and wildlife biodiversity. She said that Ropar is an ideal place to observe birds as it constitutes as an important site for migratory as well as native birds.