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City beautiful celebrates Wild Life week

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The City Beautiful celebrated the Wildlife Week on Monday during which over 1,000 students from the country and abroad participated in various activities.

The celebrations for the Wildlife Week- 2017 kicked off by the Chandigarh forest department by organising a photography exhibition on ‘Forests and Wildlife’ which was inaugurated by Chandigarh administrator VP Singh Badnore. In another event, a ‘Walkathon for Wildlife Conservation’ which was conducted in collaboration with NGO – Yuvsatta a large number of international and national students participated. Prominent among those who participated were Bernie Meyer, popularly known as ‘American Gandhi’ and Miss Mangolia 2016 Bayartsetseg Altangerel.

An official spokesperson of the Chandigarh administration said that the photography exhibition at Sukhna Lake shall be open for public which have more than 150 photographs on wildlife in display. The spokesperson added it also have display of about 12 photographs taken by VP Singh Badnore who is a keen wildlife enthusiast and has large collections of rare photographs taken from Ranthambore, Jim Corbett, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Kaziranga and from various places in the country.

Earlier in the morning, a ‘Nature and Wildlife Trek’ was also organised by the department which started from Nepali forest area and culminated at Kansal log hut. The Wildlife Trek was approximately 9.5 kilometre in length and passing through three Hillocks reaching a maximum height of 1500 feet. The entry for the Nature and Wildlife Trek was obtained through online registration, added the spokesperson. The participants were divided into groups of around 90 to 100 people.