Wlidlife week kick starts
Times of India
Rajkot : World Wildlife Week, 2008, celebrated globally from October 2, will be organized with much fanfare in the city with a host of activities lined up. One of the highlights of the events will be Wildlife Education Fair to be held for the first time ever on October 4 and October 5.
According to Wildlife Conservation Trust chairman Kishore Kotecha, a week-long event has been jointly planned by Wildlife Conservation Trust, Gujarat Forest Department, Aji Zoo and Bal Bhavan. "The programmes include essay, drawing and elocution competitions in about 700 schools of Rajkot district and spreading awareness through cinema and slide shows," said Kotecha.
On the wildlife education fair, Kotecha explained, "The Wildlife Education Fair 2008 will be held at Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Art Gallery on Race Course Road on October 4 and October 5. It will also feature photography exhibition of works of well-known photographer Bhushan Pandya, wildlife movies, forest department stall, Rajkot Zoo stall, Gir Foundation stall and 'Open Well Menace' stall by our organization."
"It is an unprecedented and prestigious event for Gujarat, entry to which will be free. The fair will be inaugurated by principal chief conservator of forest Pradeep Khanna," he added.