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“Know Your Birds” & “See the SEA” Photography Exhibition for Village Children for the 1st time

BirdBhubaneswar (26/09/2015):(biswaranjan Mishra) Eminent Artist & Secretary of Lalitakala Akademi Shri Tarakanta Parida & BEO-Balipatana Bhaskar Chandra Tripathy inaugurated Photography Exhibition for Children “Know Your Birds” & “See the SEA” at Biswanathapur Village (Balipatana Block- near to the Capital City), on Saturday, 26th September 2015. The Exhibition was initiated and organized by “Soumya Memorial Trust” in collaboration with “Lakhsaman Patnaik Memorial Trust” & “Bakul Foundation”. This exhibition explores more than 100 types of bird species both resident and migratory of our State in their natural habitat. The photography exhibition includes 6 types of kingfishers, Wooly-necked Stork, Caspian Terns, Green-billed Malkoha, Asian Paradise Flycatcher & many more. All the Photographs taken by Pramod Dhal (A Superintendent of Customs), Sandip Mishra (HR Professional), Ravi Manie (Marketing Professional) & Gloria Dhal, an M.Tech Student. The photographs shot by them at natural habitats at various locations of Odisha including Botanical garden, Dhauli, Khandagiri, Chandaka, Shikharchandi hill, Chilka wetland at Mangalajodi & BhitarKanika mangrove ecosystem etc. They have been avid nature lovers and their love for nature is aptly reflected in these images. On the same time children enjoyed the exhibition “See the SEA”. In which 3 time Limca Book Record holder Scuba Diver Sabir Bux’s photography on Scuba Diving & Under water sea world were displayed. It was a different experience for Children altogether as the photographs were rare for them. Soumya Memorial Trust Member Bhabani Mohanty said that “this exhibition was an attempt to spread awareness especially among Children on bird & wildlife conservation & it was an wonderful attempt to organize such exhibitions for village children, who even do not get chance to see these type of activities.” Apart from this, a Painting Competition also organized for the children. No topic was given, so children expressed themselves in a better & colorful way. Winners awarded by Trophies, Certificates & Trees. More than 200 children participated in the Painting Competition. It may be noted that the Exhibition continued from 10am to 4pm, More than 500 children visited the exhibition as informed by Bobby Patnaik, Managing Trustee of Lakshman Patnaik Memorial Trust.

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