3rd National Chilika Bird Festival takes flight
Bhubaneswar, Jan. 8 -- The 3rd National Chilika Bird Festival was today inaugurated by Shri. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha, who eloquently described the destination as "a pilgrimage for over a million winged visitors of varied species, which undertake flights to the mighty but calm Chilika Lake - Asia's largest brackish water lake." Shri. Patnaik applauded the efforts of Odisha Tourism and Ecotour Odisha for having organised the event "which promises to add another feather in Odisha's hat - a soaring birding hub".
The three-day programme witnessed the participation of 55 selected birders representing nine states - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal, besides Odisha.
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