The 5th World Elephant Day was observed today at Nagaon, Assam, with an elephant fodder plantation program and an art and terracotta competition. In the morning, 78 saplings of Bheem Kol, a giant banana species relished by elephants, were planted at the Karbi foothills elephant corridor near Lungsung by a Green Guard team including Dulu Bora,Satyam Nayak, Sanjay Nayak and others.
In the afternoon, 30 students of the Chitralekha Chitrankon Vidyalaya at Chapanala, led by art teacher Jyotika Bhuyan, participated in a drawing and terracotta sculpture competition. Prizes were distributed to all the winners and participants. Green Guard Nature Organization has been organizing such events along the Nagaon-Karbi Anglong border for over a decade to increase conservation awareness. The programme was facilitated by the TINA Grant for Binod Dulu Bora.