Bhopal : Thursday, February 15, 2018
Madhyapradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma today dedicated the madhyapradesh first Butterfly Park at Gopalpur in Raisen.
There are 65 species of butterflies in the park that is spread on three hectare area. Apart from a congenial atmosphere developed for breeding of butterflies, nearly 137 varieties of saplings have been planted in the park. A trekking track has been made for the people to view the butterflies.
Dr. Sharma said that the Butterfly Park is an important initiative of the Froest Department in the conservation of nature. The park will not only provide a place for people and children to have proximity with nature but will also increase their general knowledge.
Madhyapradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sharma, Forest Minister Dr. Shejwar and Public Works Minister Shri Singh gave away prizes to the winners of the painting contest organized by Forest Department and Butterfly expert Saran Mahatre.
The guests released a brochure based on the Butterfly Park. The brochure contains information of the species and life-cycle of butterflies.
Forest Minister Dr. Shejwar said that arrangement has been made in the auditorium of the park to give detailed information to children about butterflies, wild
animals and nature. Competitions connected with nature and environment will be organized in the auditorium. Trekking track will be adventurous for
children. He said that a Machli Ghar is being planned at the park in future.