TINSUKIA, Jan 3 � The 3rd Dibru Saikhowa Festival 2011 got under way with the inauguration of its technical and activity sessions by the Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia, SS Meenakshi Sundaram at District Library hall here today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner stated that with its abundant natural resources and diverse biodiversity, the North Eastern region has specially been blessed by Nature and people, especially the upcoming generation, should be aware of the unique value of these. He appealed to the student community to take active part to make the Festival a success as this showcases the tourism potential of the area. Moreover, he said that people from all walks of life should engage themselves for conservation of biodiversity.
Dr Baibhav Mathur, IFS, Divisional Forest Officer, Tinsukia Wildlife, who is also the Deputy Director, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, narrated the value of the park. In the technical session, a talk on the topic �Nature interpretation and eco-tourism� was delivered by Bitapi C Sinha, scientist, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. The activity session included T-shirt painting on the topic of Dibru Saikhowa National Park and a film show on �Wildlife Rescue� by the Wildlife Trust of India. The technical and activity session, tomorrow will include talks on the role of local people in conservation of Dibru Saikhowa National Park, �Conservation, through education and �Birds of Dibru Saikhowa National Park and bird watching�, a skit, quiz competition, etc.