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Title:
Kids for Tigers celebrate India’s national animal at Tiger Fest 2011
When:
25.02.2011
Where:
Nasik
Category:
2011

Description

Some 400 kids participated in the Tiger Fest conducted by Kids for Tigers, the Sanctuary Tiger Programme sponsored by Aircel. The morning began with a unique fashion show showcasing the beauty of organic material by the students of Horizon Academy. This was followed by a short skit by Untawadi Madhyamik Vidyalaya. Titled ‘Chalanare Zaad’ (Walking Tree), kids enacted the plight of a tree that decided to walk, and experienced a polluted, chaotic environment. Standard Five students from the St. Lawrence School presented a Marathi environment song on the relationship between tribals and trees, birds and animals in the forest. This was followed by another skit in Marathi titled ‘Pakshyancha Sauwaad’ (Dialogue amongst Birds) by the Kothari Kanya School that focussed on noise pollution in cities. Digambar Gadgil, veteran birdwatcher and former President of Friends of Birds, Nashik, addressed the audience and asked students to birdwatch in their own neighbourhoods. A ‘Jungle Dance’ highlighting various conservation issues including woodcutting and poaching was put up by the M.S. Kothari Academy followed by a song and dance sequence by the Nirmala Convent High School on forest conservation issues.  The Fest also saw a short street play by Rachana Vidyalaya, which depicted how two students spot a trap and help authorities arrest the poachers. The skit ‘Hi Vasundhara Wachawa’ (Save this Earth) by Pethe Vidyalaya delighted the audience with its songs. M.S. Kothari Academy also put up a skit on forests and environment with special focus on the Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Other performances included a Pilli dance by Horizon Academy and a poem recital by a fourth standard student, Shreya from the same school.

All the five regional Tiger Ambassadors addressed the function and promised to be an integral part of Kids for Tigers. Narayan Bhure, Member, Nature Conservation Society of Nashik, and a retired ACF, spoke on the occasion and emphasised that fact that students can make a difference. Overall the Tiger Fest was a grand success.

Venue:
Nasik

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