‘The Birds of Telangana’ an unique photo exhibition

The rich avian resources of Telangana are to be depicted at an unique photo exhibition – the Birds of Telangana – that is being held to mark the second anniversary of the formation of the state. The exhibition is to be inaugurated by the State Chief Minister Mr.K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday, June 2 at the Sanjivayya Park. It will be on display there until June 4.

Coinciding with World Environment Day the exhibition will be open on June 5 at the KBR Park in Jubilee Hills and will continue there until June 8. Photographs on display, apart from the birds that are endemic and flock to lakes and wooded areas in the state, include those of rare species spotted in Telangana and the seasonal migratory visitors captured in their myriad colours.

The Director General, Telangana State Special Protection Force (TSSPF) Mrs. Tejdeep Kaur Menon has curated the exhibition. TSSPF has adopted the Ameenpur lake – the largest such birding spots in Telangana – and the Anantagiri Forest tracts – the nearest wooded habitat to Hyderabad – to rejuvenate these sources of biodiversity. Personnel of the TSSPF have been involved in clean up and awareness creation programmes at both places. The photo exhibition is being hosted in collaboration with two voluntary groups, Hyderabad Birding Pals and Friends of Flora and Fauna, which organize bird walks, bird races and other related activities in the state. The exhibition is sponsored by the HMDA.

The exhibition includes photographs of birds painted by the children of Ameenpur and Vikarabad. It also showcases drawings of Specially abled children in a competition held by Round Table 9 recently.

The exhibition of photographs of birds is intended to create a greater awareness and interest in children about the avian life in the state. The TSSPF is to make available the exhibition to schools and other interested institutions for display and viewing on their campuses in a staggered manner. For further information to confirm dates for display those interested are to contact Mr. Devidas, Assistant Commandant, TSSPF on these numbers – 8978681401 and 040-27853681.

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