International Tiger Day, 2017 was celebrated on 29th July, 2017 at conference hall of Nandankanan zoological park. Mr. Jayant Kumar Das, Deputy Director, Nandankanan Kamal Lochan Purohit, Assistant Director, Nandankanan Dr. Anil Kumar Das, Senior Veterinary Officer, Nandankanan and Mr. Michael Peter, WWF Odisha Chapter was Guest of Honour. The celebration was attended by school students, teachers, representatives of Print and Electronic media and staff of Nandankanan.
An interactive written quiz programme on “Tiger conservation” was conducted amongst the school children by Milan kumar Panda, Education Officer and Rajesh Kumar Mohapatra, Biologist. 36 students from 6 schools are participated in the quiz competition. Prizes were distributed to 20 students which is highly appreciated by participants.
The Guest of Honour discussed about the importance of tiger conservation. At last the Vote of thanks was given by Mr. A.K. Parida R.O, Special project Nandankanan.