From a Correspondent
Tezpur, July 16: Sonitpur Press Club, Tezpur organized a special felicitation programme on Sunday at Tezpur Sahitya Sabha Bhavan to felicitate snake-man and environment activist Saurav Barkotaki on the occasion of World Snake Day. The programme was inaugurated by Monoj Kumar Deka, Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur, in presence of P Sivkumar, Forest Conservator of Sonitpur West Forest Division, Hemanta Barua, president of Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, Debendar Suman, DFO, Sonitpur West Forest Division and Saurav Barkotaki.
In his inaugural speech, Monoj Kumar Daka said, “It is a very innovative move to organize a special programme on World Snake Day to felicitate nature lover and ophiophilist Saurav Barkotaki who is extending tremendous support for conservation of nature.”
Attending the programme , P. Sivkumar, Forest Conservator of Sonitpur West Forest Division, said, “Snakes are highly effective predators and play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature in each of these realms. Snakes play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling rodents and pests, and greater awareness can help raise support to understand these elusive creatures.”