National Chilika Bird Festival 2018 begins at Manglajodi

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Barakula: First National Chilika Bird Festival 2018 begins at Manglajodi . It was inaugurated by Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda. The festival attracted tourists, bird watchers, wildlife photographers, painters and researchers from across the globe.

Starting from ornithologists to amateur birdwatchers and bird lovers took part in the maiden event and enjoyed flocks of migratory birds in the beautiful lake. “Despite its unique biodiversity and ecology not many people across the world are aware of Chilika lake. The festival will not only make this spot popular among tourists but will also help in boosting local economy,” said tourism minister Ashok Chandra Panda.

The festival will be jointly organised by the tourism department and the forest and environment department.

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