literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Van Mahotsav- 2023


Van Mahotsav is observed in the first week of the month of July as it coincides with ‘monsoon’. This week marks the plantation of native trees that would need less care and have more chances of survival and support the birds, insects, and animals. Nandankanan Zoological Park along with Nature & Wildlife Conservation Society of Odisha (NWCSO) celebrated “VAN MAHOTSAV- 2023” programme at Nandankanan Zoological Park on 4th July, 2023 at 09:00 am.

The event was graced by the presence of eminent members of Nature & Wildlife Conservation Society of Odisha (NWCSO) namely Sri SarojPatnaik, IFS (Rtd.), Dr.Sudarsan Panda, IFS (Rtd.), Dr AnupNayak, IFS (Rtd.) and Sri Sushant Das, Joint Secretary, NWCSO. Other esteemed members present were Sri. Sushil Ku. Popli, IFS, PCCF (WL) & CWLW, Sri Bikas Ranjan Das, DCF Dr. Manoj V. Nair, IFS Director, Nandankanan, Sri Sanath Kumar N., IFS,Deputy Director and other officials and staff of Nandankanan.

The plantation programme was inaugurated by SriSarojPattnaik,(IFS)Retdfollowed by plantation by other dignitaries and members of NWCSO and officials of Nandankanan. A new addition to the Nandankanan Zoological Park, the Zoo Volunteers and the Zoo Interns also stepped forward to plant trees in this event. A total of 12 varieties of plants were selected for plantation with 2000 saplings. The lists of plants used in plantation are as follows:
(a) Neem
(b) Polanga
(c) Baula - Spanish cherry
(d) Phasi - Axlewood
(e) Karanja - Indian beech and Pongame oiltree
(f) Patuli - giant crepe-myrtle, Queen's crepe-myrtle, or pride of India, or "Queen's Flower" or "Jarul
(g) Ashoka
(h)Pista badam- Pistachio
(i) Oau -Elephant apple
(j) Arjuna
(k) Jamun- Indian black berry
(l) Guava

Deputy Director
Nandankanan Zoological Park

  • VAN MAHOTSAV- 2023
  • VAN MAHOTSAV- 2023
  • VAN MAHOTSAV- 2023