Monday, Oct 11, 2021 07:45 [IST]
Last Update: Monday, Oct 11, 2021 02:15 [IST]
GANGTOK,: The Directorate of Khangchendzonga National Park/Biosphere Reserve (KNP/KBR) released a documentary video and a photo book on KNP on October 8, the concluding day of the Wildlife Week Celebration 2021.
KNP is India’s first UNESCO world heritage site on ‘mixed criteria’.
Forest minister Karma Loday Bhutia released the KNP documentary and photo book along with additional chief secretary-cum-PCCF M.L. Srivastava and APCCF Pradeep Kumar during a programme held at Forest Secretariat, Deorali here.
The documentary runs for 22 minutes, and the photo book has 64 pages - both highlights the salient natural and cultural significance of the unique Khangchendzonga landscape. With one of the world’s widest altitudinal range, KNP is a home to several rare and endangered species and harbours a fascinating assemblage of cultural elements of the ethnic groups.
In his address, the Forest minister congratulated the KNP/KBR Division for coming up with the most significant and beautiful contents to make people aware about the natural and cultural heritage and treasures to the outside world. He urged that the department should come up with more such activities on disseminating information and creating awareness to the larger masses.
Srivastava, in his address, emphasized and assured to upscale the documentary on national and international arena to highlight the local natural and cultural treasures. Further, he added that to sensitize and make public aware of the natural and cultural heritage and endeavors of the department, more such productions are being taken by the department.
The documentary and the photo book are created under the Dip & Draw productions. Deependra Mohora worked as production manager, Dilip Rai as editor and Basant Sharma provided the content and direction of the video documentary and photo book, a press release informs.