Welcoming Migratory Birds In Sukhna Lake
Department of Forest & Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration alongwith Yuvsatta-an NGO launched a fortnight long 'Migratory Bird Watching Visits' on 3rd December, 2018 for local School students. On day one 100 students of Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh enjoyed the bird watching fest. Prominent amongst those who were present on the occasion included Mr. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests & Director, Department of Environment, Mr. TC Nautiyal, IFS, Conservator of Forests, Dr. Abdul Qayum, IFS, Dy. Conservator of Forests, Chandigarh Administration, Mr. Kulbhushan Kanwar, Environmentalist & Pramod Sharma, Coordinator, Yuvsatta.
Mr. Debendra Dalai inaugurating the initiative said that "Nobody is allowed to play loud music or burst firecrackers near the lake and the sanctuary as that might disturb their lifestyle. And migratory birds come from places like Siberia, China and Afghanistan. These are brahmi ducks, common pochards, red-crusted pochards, grebes, geese, shell ducks, marsh ducks, diving ducks, rails, coots, stilts, hill kingfisher, mallard, pintail, cormorants, Siberian ducks, cranes, storks and sandpipers. He further emphasized on need for conservation of nature and responsibility of the entire society towards nature and nature conservation.