Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park with 1727 km2 area. There are about 80 tigers in wild which is one of the highest populations in Indian Tiger reserves.
Hemalkasa is a village in the Bhamragad taluka of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra State, India. Hemalkasa is where the famous Magsaysay Award-winner couple Dr. Prakash Baba Amte and Dr. Mandakini Amte manage the Lok Biradari Prakalp (LBP) meaning People’s Brotherhood Project.
Nearest railway station – Nagpur (145kms)
Nearest airport – Nagpur (138kms)
Tadoba – famous for its highest population of tigers and Hemalkasa – famous for the legendary work of the Amte family, are located in Eastern Maharashtra.
The participants towards self-less humanitarian service and conservation of wildlife.
Project Tiger Known as the ‘The Jewel of Vidharba‘ Tadoba Tiger Reserve is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest National Park. It was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1993. Tadoba is bursting with life and wild animals such as tiger, leopard, sloth bear, hyenas, jackal, wild dog, blue bull (nilgai) and sambar deer inhabit the reserve. The park features thick teak forests and a beautiful lake. Some of India’s premier wildlife research Institutes are actively engaged in research at Tadoba. Their ongoing research involves studying tiger and leopard habitats and diet needs.
Participants will interact with scientist and forest officials and visit the tiger reserve. They will spend time within the reserve to study the forest ecosystem, learn about prey-predator relationship in the reserve and understand the role of scientific research in management of the tiger reserve.
Hemalkasa & Anandwan are both nonprofit organisations in Central India helping socially disadvantaged people to enhance their livelihood capabilities through self-discovery and empowering them to contribute to society. Famously referred to as the ‘Miracle Worker’ – Baba Amte worked relentlessly throughout his life to rebuild life for people afflicted with leprosy.
Hemalkasa is where the famous Magsaysay Award-winner couple Dr. Prakash Baba Amte and Dr. Mandakini Amte started and are managing the Lok Biradari Prakalp (LBP) i.e. People’s Brotherhood Project.
Participants will visit the Lok Biradari Project and interact with the LBP volunteers. They will participate in some of the on-going activities at the LBP. The interaction will help build sensitivity and sense of respect for the social work and selfless service to mankind and animals.
"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. - Confucius"
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