February 6, 2020
Sanskar students visit “Indian Bird Fair”
Sanskar school organised a visit to the 23rd ‘Indian Bird Fair’ at Mansagar, Jaipur for grades 6th to 9th on 6th February 2020.
It was a great learning experience and an amazing opportunity to sight a variety of resident and migratory birds in their natural habitat. It was a very picturesque view which is very rarely seen. The objective behind this bird fair was to promote ‘A thought of saving the Mansagar’, as this lake is a habitat of around 200 species of birds out of which about 25 are migratory species. The number of species is reducing every year due to polluted water of the lake.
There the students attended a session by Mr. T.I.Khan (Retd.), professor from Department of Environmental Science, University of Rajasthan and Ornithologist Martin Goodwin from London. This was also organised to create awareness and to conserve the habitat for the state bird of Rajasthan ‘The Great Indian Bustard’ which is now a critically endangered, endemic species.
Students viewed a variety of species of birds like, Little Cormorant, Great Egret, Black-winged Stilt, Great White Pelican, Grey Heron, Common Pochard, etc. Students attended the session with full enthusiasm and sensitivity towards the issue. It could be observed that our present generation understands the issue very well and has an ability to come up with novel and practical solutions.