Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Activity Updates September 2013: Pench Madhya Pradesh

Team: Saket Agasti – Assistant Conservation Officer
            Niranjan Hinge, Bandu Uikey – Field Assistants

  • Created awareness about wildlife and forests on the occasion of “Ganesh Utsav”
  • One anti-poaching patrol near Doodhgaon and Tuyepani
  • One voluntary work project to clean the area near hand pump in Turia village
  • One voluntary work project to clean the area near hand pump in Khamrith village
  • Eleven environment education programmes – addressed 372 students
  • Three nature trails
  • Four film shows on nature and wildlife conservation – viewed by 267 school children
  • 4 medical camps – treated 123 patients

September 9 - 19 was “Ganesh Utsav, a festival in which Hindus worship Lord Ganesha. We used the opportunity presented by these festival gatherings to spread the message of wildlife conservation. In the evening, when villagers gathered near the idol of Lord Ganesha, we displayed films on nature and wildlife conservation to create awareness among villagers.

Film show in Satosha

On September 5, 9 and 23, Niranjan Hinge took students from Turia, Satosha and Jamuntola on nature trails on which he spotted and identified common birds and explained their features to the children. He also explained techniques of identifying pugmarks and hoofmarks of animals near the village.

Cleaning the area around the hand pump - Turia

Environment Education Programme

In September, our team conducted environment education programmes in 11 schools in our area of operations.

IT Education Programme

Since July, our team has been implementing an initiative to expose village children to computers. This is being implemented by our staff in Teliya and Turia.

In Teliya school

Children in Turia village practicing their computer skills

Education Van Programme

There were 4 film shows on nature and wildlife conservation in September.

Film screening at Potiya school

Film screening in Teliya school

Mobile Health Unit (MHU)

We assisted Nature Conservation Society, Amravati in holding 4 medical camps in September at which 123 patients were treated free.

Photos: free medical camp at Teliya