As many as 72 thousand children participated in Anubhuti Karyakram

Bhopal : As many as 72 thousand school children participated so far in Anubhuti Karyakram begun from December 15 in the state. School Students of 6th to 12th class are taking part in about 600 camps being organised during the Anubhuti Karyakram, which will continue till January 15. The children are being enlightened with the importance of conservation of wildlife and forests in the life of human beings through various activities in an interesting manner in the camps being organized in National Parks, Sanctuaries and Tiger Reserve.

The Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Sushri Hina Kanwre, Minister for Forest Shri Umang Singhar, Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse along with local MLA as well as other public representatives also took part in the camps. Around 50 experts, nature and tiger lovers, who are taking part from across the country in the T-3 Walk, held on completion of 10 years of Panna Tiger Relocation also shared their experiences with the children.

The Anubhuti Karyakram is organised with an objective to make children understand the importance of nature. The benefit of this programme will be derived not only by the state and country but by the environment of the whole world. On the directives of the Forest Minister, the children of urban areas have also been included in the programme this year.

In the year 2018-19, total 61 thousand 181 school students of the state took part in the 477 camps. A target of participation of one lakh 11 thousand children has been set for this year. Students are taken by the Forest Department through Eco-Tourism Development Board for local forest tour, nature trail, bird-wildlife watching and acquainted directly with medicinal plants, forest management, environment conservation, bio-diversity and ecological components.