Forest Department organised a river cleanliness and bird watching programme at Kolar river ghat on Tuesday to mark Amrut Mahotsava with concept of keeping rivers neat and clean.
Many people come at the ghat for ash immersion and leave the place with garbage and waste plastic materials strewn everywhere, thus polluting Kolar river. Forestmen and nature-lovers cleaned the ghat area at the river and created awareness among the people to maintain cleanliness here.
Meanwhile, the bird watchers were lucky to sight birds like Grey Hornbill, Cenerous Tit, Redstart, Jungle owlet, Black hooded oriole, Kingfisher, Oriental white eye, Rufus Treepie and others. On the occasion, Ajinkya Bhatkar, Honorary Wildlife Warden, gave information about birds and importance of clean rivers to the participants while Udham Singh Yadav, Honorary Wildlife Wrden, guided them on protection of nature.
The programme was held under the guidance of Dr Bharat Singh Hada, Deputy Conservator of Forest, in which Surendra Kale, Assistant Conservator of Forest, Kiran Ingle, CSEC Pune University, Shubham Chhapekar, Zoologist, Ashish Kohle, Jeevan Chaudhari, Yogita Chhapekar, S nandurkar, Nandkishor Thete, Purushottam Mehta and forestmen extended active cooperation. Sarika Vairagade, Range Forest Officer, Seminary Hills, and her team took pains to make the event successful.