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Nandankanan Zoological Park observed World Elephant Day

Bhubaneswar:12/8/18; Nandankanan Zoological Park today observed World Elephant Day amid the presence of people from various walks of life.

World Elephant Day is celebrated to conserve and protects elephants from numerous threats they face now a days. On August 12 2012, the inaugural world elephant day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephant, to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. African elephants are listed as “Vulnerable” where as Asian elephants are listed as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. H.S.Upadhaya, Director Nandankanan Biological Park, Jayant Kumar Das, Deputy Director, Nandankanan Zoological Park, K.L. Purohit, Deputy Conservator of Forest, Nandankanan Biological Park besides local PRI members, journalists, school children and visitors from all walks of life took part of the function held for the occasion. The celebration was observed with a mass awareness programme amongst the visitors with a message for elephant conservation.

The elephants were received a special treat of coconut, banana, sugarcane, maize, grapes and apple. The mahouts were also felicitated in the auspicious occasion for their hard work. A meeting convened to distribute prizes to the winners of Sit & Draw competition which was organized previously.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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