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Winged visitors making Kaziranga home


GOLAGHAT, Nov 26 � With the advent of the autumn season, the famous migratory birds, the pelicans, have started coming to the Kaziranga National Park, adding to its picturesque beauty.

To the surprise of many, pelicans have made a new colony on the banks of Koladuar beel in Agartoli range of the KNP.

The birds had made a home at KNP in the previous two years. In winter seasons, pelicans give birth to their offsprings and gradually after their grooming is over, they fly away from the KNP.

Pelicans have been building nests in Koladuar beel since 2005 and it is now becoming a permanent colony for the pelicans. Forest department sources said the number of pelicans have been increasing enormously at Agortoli range and thousands of nests have been made by the pelicans at Koladuar beel.

Foundation day: The 4th annual foundation day of the North East Amity Trust (NEAT) of Golaghat was celebrated at Golaghat Amolapatty High School premises on November 23 with a day-long programme. The programmes included sapling plantation, essay competition, open meeting, etc.

The sapling plantation programme was initiated by Surendra Nath Rajkumar, an educationist and ex-principal of Mirza DIET, Dipti Kakoty Bora, head mistress Amolapatty High School and Dipsikha Goswami, director, NEAT.

The open meeting was presided over by Upen Dutta, president, NEAT and a journalist and was addressed by SN Rajkumar, Apurba Ranjan Dutta, lecturer, Furkating College, Amulya Bora, lecturer, Furkating College Dr Kakoty, Mallika Gogoi, Indu Nath Bora, Headmaster, AME School.

In the meeting, prizes were also distributed among the winners in the essay competitions. The purpose of the meeting was explained by Dipsikha Goswami. Jintu Bora offered the vote of thanks.

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