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Maharashtra to celebrate Bird Week from November 5-12

CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier asked to celebrate Bird Week to create awareness among the masses about the rich biodiversity of the state.

Maharashtra to celebrate Bird Week from November 5-12
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Birds, a group of warm-blooded vertebrates, are to be celebrated from November 5-12 this year, in view of Bird Week. Birds are found all over the world and range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) in bee hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) in ostrich.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had earlier asked to celebrate Bird Week to create awareness among the masses about the rich biodiversity of the state. In view of the situation, Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod informed the same. Amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus this year, the government aims to create awareness about the importance of parties, migration and domicile, protection and conservation of the birds. Moreover, as per reports, online bird photo exhibitions are to be conducted along with bird photo competitions, painting competitions etc. Bird nature information leaflets, books, posters etc. will also be distributed.

Various organizations and bird watchers have been working tirelessly to celebrate Bird’s Week in the state and create awareness about it. Maruti Chitampally, who is well known for his wildlife literature writing has his birthday on November 5. Bird study scientist, Padmabhushan Dr Salim Ali’s birthday is on November 12. In remembrance of their contribution to nature and its lives, this bird week is being celebrated on the occasion of their birth dates.

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