Exhibition on Migratory Birds & Biodiversity Hunt for School students

On the Occasion of the World Wetland Day, Department of Forests & Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration along with Yuvsatta-an NGO, NGC ECO Clubs, ENVIS, Department of Environment, Chandigarh had organized an exhibition of pictures on migratory birds at regulator end of Sukhna Lake along with a biodiversity hunt involving jungle-walk for School children’s from regulator end of lake to City Forest in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh.

On this occasion, Natural Biodiversity Society, Chandigarh also displayed Exhibition-cum-Workshop on Biodiversity and also addressed to the students about the importance of biodiversity.

Addressing the students the Chief Guest Sh. Santosh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest and Director, Department of Environment and Science & Technology, Chandigarh Administration said that  every year migratory birds flock Sukhna – thousands of these winged guests start arriving at the Sukhna Lake in winters and this Lake a landmark in Chandigarh provides sanctuary to many exotic migratory birds like the Siberian duck, Storks and Cranes. The Sukhna lake is a prominent wetland  and its duty of each and every resident of this city beautiful to maintain the cleanliness and serene environment of the area.

Addressing the students Sh. T.C. Nautiyal, IFS, Conservator of Forest, Chandigarh Administration shared that healthy and functional wetlands like Sukhna plays an important role in the management and conservation of our important fish resources.

The program ended with prizes to the winners of biodiversity hunt, who identified maximum species of birds and trees in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary.  


Apart from this ENVIS Hub, Chandigarh Collaborated with 147 Eco-Clubs of UT Chandigarh and celebrated the World Wetland day in the premises of their respective schools.