World Wetland Day, was celebrated on 2nd February, 2021 in front of interpretation centre of Nandankanan Zoological Park. Prof. Sudarshan Maharana, (Rtd) Dept. of Higher Education, Dr Siba Prasad Parida, HOD, Dept. of Zoology, Centurion University, Bhubaneswar, Mr Michael Peter, WWF State Coordinator and Sri Bimal Prassana Acharya, Deputy Director, Nandankanan Zoological Park were Guests during the celebration. The programme was attended by the visitors, representatives of Print and Electronic Media and Staff of Nandankanan Zoological Park. The theme for this year 2021 was “Wetland and Water”.
An awareness rally was conducted in front of Gate No. 2 after that an interactive quiz programme on this year theme was conducted amongst the visitors by Mr Michael Peters, WWF State Coordinator, Dr Siba Prasad Parida, HOD, Dept. of Zoology, Centurian University, Bhubaneswar, Sri A. K. Parida, ACF (VM), Dr R. K. Mohapatra, Biologist and Mr M. K. Panda, Education Officer, Nandankanan. Prizes were distributed amongst the winners of quiz programme, which was highly appreciated by the participants. Finally, a signature campaign was conducted to make the visitor aware about the importance of wetlands.