QUEPEM: An awareness vehicle rally regarding 4th Bird Festival was held from Quepem to Mollem on Thursday. A State-level event 4th Bird Festival will be organised from February 5 to 7, 2021 by Goa Forest Department at Mollem, Darbandora. 

The rally was flagged off by former Quepem chairperson and present councillor Filu D’Costa in the presence of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, Goa, Santosh Kumar, IFS; Deputy Conservator of Forests, Wildlife and Eco-tourism, North, Jabestin A, IFS; Deputy Conservator of Forests, Wildlife and Eco-tourism, South, Premkumar, IFS and Deputy Conservator of Forests, Monitoring and Evaluation, Aniket Gaonkar.

Around 100 delegates from Goa and different States are expected to participate in the three-day Bird Festival of Goa. Guided bird tours, lectures by eminent ornithologists, cultural programmes and various other attractive events will be part of this festival.

Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant will inaugurate the festival in the presence of PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar at 10:30 am on Friday, 5 February. Earlier, a newly established Bio-diversity Park at Dharbandora will also be inaugurated. 

As part of pre-festival activity an awareness vehicle rally to spread message of conservation of forest was held. Adventure Group, Indor took part in the rally. Lokrang, Curchorem presented a street play giving message of importance of maintaining balance of eco-system. Rally made way from Quepem, Margao, Ponda, Dharbandora and culminated at Festival place Mollem.

Speaking on the occasion, Filu D’Costa gave his best wishes for successful organisation of 4th Bird Festival in the State. He also spoke about the importance of Forests and Wildlife in human life.

Santosh Kumar expressed confidence that fruitful interaction will be held with the delegates in the festival. He further said, nowadays ladies are super heading the campaign for conservation of forests and wildlife. 


Former Quepem Municipal Council chairperson and present councillor Filu D’Costa flagging
off awareness vehicle rally regarding 4th Bird Festival at Quepem on Thursday.