Jaipur, Aug 26 (IANS) Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson, GOC-in-C, Sapta Shakti Command, here on Monday inaugurated the Sapta Shakti Nature Park at a colourful event.
On the occasion, an information booklet containing details of plants, migratory birds and evolution & execution of the project was also released by Mareena Mathson, Regional President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA).
According to Col. Sombit Ghosh, PRO, Defence Rajasthan, in April the General Mathson noticed a natural wet land near the Dravyavati Sewage Treatment plant teeming with birds including few migratory birds. The idea of developing it into a natures park was conceived. Harsh Vardhan, famous ornithologist of Rajasthan, too contributed his expertise and supervised the plan.
After three months, there are over 1,500 trees, two ponds, panoramic view point for sunrise and sunset and about 30 different varieties of birds, which form the Nature Park.
Besides serving as a source of oxygen, it has attracted large number of migratory birds as well. A complete eco-system has been created, said Col Ghosh.