GUWAHATI, March 7 � Villagers of Dadara on the outskirts of Guwahati who have scripted a remarkable conservation saga got a further boost with popular actress Prastuti Parashar joining them as the green ambassador in their efforts towards protecting the highly-endangered greater adjutant stork.
Parashar who interacted with villagers and schoolchildren was overwhelmed by their commitment, and pledged support for the cause in every possible way. �This is a unique conservation effort with the people participating in a big way�I would love to be a part of the endeavour and contribute to this noble cause,� she said.
The function held on the occasion was participated by some 300 students of the local Sankardev Shishu Niketan as well as some other educational institutions, forest officials including CCF SP Singh and former PCCF MC Malakar, and district administration officials.
Singh and Malakar, in their speech, lauded the conservation initiative and explained the role of animals, birds and trees in the ecosystem. They also stressed the need for inculcating in children the love for nature and conservation of flora and fauna.
The greater adjutant stork � the rarest of the 20 species of storks in the world � has found a secure habitat at Dadara, with the local community according protection to their nesting tress in their backyards.
Twenty-two of the persons preserving the stork�s nesting trees were felicitated today.