Seminar on ‘Importance of Tiger’ held

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Jul 2017 11:41:58


Staff Reporter,

Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal organised a seminar on ‘Importance of Tiger’ on the occasion of International Tiger Day at Kerwa Jungle Camp, Bhopal.

This seminar was organised in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society, Bhopal and Global Biodiversity Education Society, Bhopal. Nearly 20 students from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, 23 students from Government Secondary School, Ratibad, Bhopal and 25 students from Saraswati Vidya Mandir Residential School, Sharda Vihar, Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal participated in the programme.

Manoj Kumar Sharma, Scientist-B and In-Charge of the Museum, Manik Lal Gupta, Scientist-B and Coordinator of the programme, Rajnish Kumar Singh, DCF, from MP Forest briefed the activities of the day during the introductory session.

In this continuation, the students from IIFM detailed the benefits about various components of ecosystem like Tiger, Buffalo, Wheat, River, Air, Tree, Honeybee, Vulture, Hill (Nine groups) through a dramatic narration and asked the students to join their group if they like their role in the ecosystem. Therefore, all nine groups expressed their views about the importance of that component through various sketches and writing. The students were also asked to make presentation about their group.

DP Tiwari, retired officer from MP State Biodiversity Board, Bhopal delivered a lecture on ‘Tiger: A Keystone Species of Ecosystem’ He said that tiger is an important member of our ecosystem. He informed that all species have their own importance in environment. Manoj Kumar Sharma said that tree is also a complete ecosystem, which nurtures many species of fauna and every part of the tree has importance. During the lecture on Importance of Tiger, Alok Kumar, Additional Principal Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Government of MP, Bhopal detailed about the facts to celebrate the International Tiger Day worldwide. He informed that forest plays very important role in maintaining the balance of ecosystem. Alok Kumar also briefed about the importance of river and said that water is the basic need of life.

He made an appeal to participants to “Save Tiger, Save Forest and Save Life”. The Tiger Group received gift hamper as a winner of poster presentation and Air Group also received the gift hamper as a winner of Oral Presentation. During the last session of the seminar, the students from Indian Institute of Forest Management performed story-based series of play about the importance of tiger.

The students conveyed the massage through the play to conserve the tiger, its habitat, forest and environment sustainable environment. Manik Lal Gupta, Scientist-B and Coordinator proposed vote of thanks.