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Advani inaugurates ‘Birds of Odisha’ show in Delhi

Bhubaneswar, December 22: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday inaugurated the two-day photography exhibition “Birds of Odisha” organized by senior BJD leader and Lok Sabha (Kendrapada) member Baijayant Jay Panda at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi.

The exhibition showcased the photographs clicked by renowned photographer, Mr Pramod Dhal, from his constituency, Kendrapara. The aim of the exhibition is not only to showcases the exquisite wildlife of Odisha but also to promote its tourism.

“Mr Baijayant Panda is the only Member of Parliament I know, who takes exceptional efforts to promote his state at the national capital of our country. Other MPs should follow suit,” the BJP veteran maintained.  

On the occasion Panda said, “Odisha has a rich natural heritage and untouched beauty, yet left unexplored by tourism. The Chilika Lake, Bhitarkanika national Park, Simlipal National Park, Lalitgiri, and Gahirmatha Beach and Marine Sanctuary have exquisite species of wildlife. Odisha has a 700 km long coastline with mangrove forests, hat are home to a number of rare birds and fish. This exhibition attempts at capturing this beauty of Odisha.”

Mr Pramod Dhal belongs to Argal village of Kendrapada Odisha. He has been bird watching as a hobby since his childhood and began to photograph them only two years ago. He has clicked over 300 of birds among 524 species found in Odisha. Some of them are very rare or declared endangered by IUCN.

Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy attended as guest of honour.

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