by Heather Lowe
Wildlife Week was celebrated in India this year from October 2-8. To commemorate the event, the TSA India team organized a painting/sketch competition and discussion on the topic “Impact of Interference of Humans on Wildlife” at St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School on October 3. The event was co-hosted by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. A total of 60 students, from grades eight through ten participated.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Manoj Kumar Shukla, a Divisional Forest Officer. His presentation, “Threats of Wildlife and Role of the Students for Conservation” was enjoyed by all of the students in attendance.
At the end the day, refreshments were shared and certificates were distributed to all participants in the art contest. Those who were selected as winners received an additional prize.