Last year, on 29th Dec 2012, Hon'ble CM inaugurated the Eco Park; at that time, the following 'attractions' were already created:
Rabi Aranya, Tropical Rain Forest, Flower Meadow, Formal Garden, Rose and Fountain Garden, Artists' Cottage and Boating Facility.
She laid the foundation stones of the following the same day last year:
Baglaar Haat and Musical Fountain.
On 27th December 2013, the following schemes will be added for inauguration by Hon'ble CM:
Biswa Bangla Haat, Musical Fountain, Children's Eco Park, Food Court, Butterfly Garden, Bamboo Garden, Fruits Garden, Adda Zones, Tea Garden, Mask Garden and Eco-Island.
The Butterfly Garden was completed today. Minister and I entered it in the afternoon. It is set on an area of 3 acres. There is a central dome of height 8 metres and area 1,000 sq metre. The periphery has different plants, interpretation centre with a laboratory for rearing butterflies, lily pool etc. The plants are carefully chosen to either serve as nectar source plants or larval host plants.
A picture taken from inside the dome:
|Butterfly Garden Dome|
|With MLA Sabyasachi Datta and Minister Hakim:|
Lounge Area of Food Court
View from first floor Café lounge
|On a floating movable jetty:|
Me, Minister Hakim, MLA Dutta
Earlier, in the morning, the Kolkata International Film Festival started at Rabindra Tirtha. It was inaugurated by three students of neighbouring schools of New Town. The hall was completely full, and, as I sat through the inaugural German film (The Town Musicians of Bremen), cheerful clapping indicated that the audience quite liked it. I did too. The 59 minute movie was very very touching and spoke straight to the heart. A photo of the inaugural ceremony:
|First Film Festival in Rabindra Tirtha:|
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In the evening, I attended the opening of Family Adda at Eco Park along with Minister. I also attended a function at Axis Mall called Palli Sanman where actor Prasenjit Chatterjee was also there.
A photo of the Family Adda :
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Finally - (it's been an unusually long post!) - a clipping from today's Khabar 365: