Odisha Wildlife Guide Lalit Mohan Panda Receives National Tourism Award


Bhubaneswar: Wild Life guide Lalit Mohan Panda from Odisha has been bestowed upon the National Tourism Award on Tuesday.

Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the award at special ceremony organised by the Ministry of Tourism to mark World Tourism Day.

A wild life activist who has a unique distinction of having a homogenous blending of a passion to strive for preserving the pristine charm of nature through rescuing of animals in distress and promoting love and compassion for flora and fauna through guided eco tour programs.

Having been trained professionally on wildlife and as a professional eco tour guide from IITTM he has been able to cater to the genuine demands of the tourists who come with loads of expectations. As an alchemist he has been able to transform general tourists to brand ambassadors of the Eco-tourist hubs of Odisha.

This apart, he has been an active member of the Snake Helpline. He was a member of the four-member Snake Helpline team invited by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) when Ratna Bhandar of the 12th-century shrine was opened in 2018.

A recipient of Biju Patnaik Wildlife Award in 2018, Panda has been congratulated by a number of organisations, including Snake Helpline General Secretary Subhendu Mallick, for winning the prestigious national award.


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