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Friday, December 5, 2014, Agrahayan 21, 1421, Safar 11, 1436 Hijr

'Butterflies give a pleasant feeling to our mind'
Shoriful Kabir Shamim
Published : Friday, 5 December, 2014,  Time : 6:34 PM,  View Count : 116
Jahangirnagar University: Like every year, a 'Butterfly Fair' organised by the Department of Zoology of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on the campus on Friday profoundly entertained a large number of visitors that enjoyed the colours and patterns of live butterflies, watched photography exhibition and attended other programmes.

With the slogan "Urley Akashe Projapoti, Prokriti Pay Notun Goti” (The nature get new momentum if butterfly flies), the Zoology department organized the fair for the fifth time in association with Cute Cosmetic, Prakriti O Jibon Foundation, IUCN and with media partnership with private television Channel i.

JU vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam inaugurated the fair releasing balloons and butterflies at around 10am Zahir Raihan auditorium premises on the campus.

Professor Monawar Hossain of Zoology department, who is also the convener of the fair and Mukit Mozumder Babu, chairman of Prokiti O Jibon Foundation were present.

A pictorial book titled "Butterflies of Bangladesh--Inventory Third Phase" written by Professor Monwar Hossain and Chittagong University (CU) Professor Shafique Haider Chowdhury was

Besides, a basement for a butterfly park and research center were also inaugurated on the occasion.

From the early morning, students from different institutions, teachers, and children with along with their families, amateur photographers and butterfly lovers started arriving on the campus from different parts of Dhaka city to enjoy the fair.

Around 1,000 butterflies of 125 species of living butterflies were displayed. They included Plain Tiger, Common Crow, Plum Judy, Dingy Bush Brown, Common Duffer, Ape Fly, Pea Blue, Tiny Grass Blue, Oak Blue, Common Sailor, Common Rose, Blue Mormon, Striped Albatross, Mottled Emigrant, Common Grass Yellow, Monkey Puzzle, Blue Pansy and Painted Lady.

The daylong fair also included children's art competition on nature and butterfly, photography competition on butterfly, displaying living butterfly, kite flying, butterfly identification competition prize distribution of the competitions, cultural event and documentary show on butterfly.

Prof. Farzana Islam said, "Butterflies are not only beautiful but they also give a pleasant feeling to our mind."

Saiful Islam, a private university student, who came to the fair told Daily Observer: "I'm very excited to join the fair."


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