Elephant day was celebrated at Nandankanan Zoological Park on 12th August, 2017 in the presence of Sri Sandeep Tripathy, (IFS) PCCF (WL) & CWLW, Sri Sisir Kumar Acharya, (IFS) Director, Nandankanan Biological Park, Sri Jayant Kumar Das Deputy Director, Nandankanan Zoological Park and Sri Kamal Lochan Purohit Assistant Director, Nandankanan.The members of NWCSO (Nature & Wildlife Conservation Society of Odisha) have also participated in this awareness programme. The celebration was observed with a mass awareness programme amongst the visitors, students from different schools, guides and staffs of Nandankanan with a message for elephant conservation. The elephants were rpeceived a special treat of coconut, banana, sugarcane, maize and apple. The mahouts were also felicitated in the auspicious occasion for their hard work. “My City Links” a reputed organization has also participated in this programme and felicitated the mahouts. A cycle rally was organized by the Chandaka Wildlife Division from Nandankanan to Godibari of Chandaka Division to mark the occasion. A meeting was convened and the prizes have been distributed to the winners of Sit & Draw competition which was organized previously. The Vote of Thanks was given by Sri Jayant Kumar Das Deputy Director, Nandankanan.