The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC),in collaboration with Sanctuary Asia Magazine and the Union governments Project Tiger programme will organise Kids for Tiger festival in the city to create awareness on the big cats among people,particularly school children. The seven-day festival will begin on July 1.
In a press statement,environment officer of the civic body,Mangesh Dighe,said that the idea is to create awareness on tigers currently facing the threat of extinction. There have been several cases of poaching in the state of late. The conservation of these species is of utmost importance as they play an important role in the ecosystem.
The festival is open to all and no entry fees will be charged.
As part of the festival,various events including drawing,photography,essay,elocution,drama and quiz have been planned for children.
The competition will be held in three categories class 5-7,class 8-10 and the open category.
Rallies and screening of wildlife films have also been arranged.
Those interested in participating should register their names at Indradhanyushya Environment Education and Citizenship Center at Rajendra Nagar.