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Trust in Mudigere to get insect museum

The K.P. Poornachandra Tejasvi Trust, located at Kottigehara in Mudigere taluk, will soon get an insect museum, an orchidarium and improved basic amenities, said Pradeep Kenjige, a member of the trust.

He was speaking at the valedictory function of a two-day film festival organised by the Manujamata Sineyana group with the help of the trust on Sunday.

“The State government has granted a two-and-a-half-acre land to the trust. Besides that, ₹5 crore has been allocated for the activities. We are planning to have a museum to display different varieties of insects, to begin with,” he said.

The trust has been organising trekking expeditions for those interested. Similarly, in the future, the organisation will organise outdoor photography camps, fishing camps and other such activities.

“Besides that, we have decided to improve the basic amenities in the trust’s main building, where we have been conducting many activities, including film festivals,” he said.

The trust, headed by former Legislative Council chairman B.L. Shankar, has scientists and writers as members.

The main building was inaugurated last year. More than 60 people from across the State participated in the film festival, organised on the theme ‘Effects of Globalisation and Modernisation on Life and Environment’.

Source: thehindu.com

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