Yogi government’s gift – Half the fee will be charged for entering the bird house on Nagpanchami

Gorakhpur: On the auspicious occasion of Nagpanchami, the Yogi government has given a special gift to the people of Purvanchal. There is an ancient tradition of darshan of Nag Devta on Nagpanchami and the government has announced a concession of 50 percent on taking tickets from the window on the day of this festival for the darshan of snakes, especially Nag Devta, in the zoo of Gorakhpur. The festival of Nagpanchami will be celebrated across the country with reverence and gaiety on Tuesday.
On this special occasion, the Yogi government has reduced the ticket rate of Shaheed Ashfaq Ulla Khan Zoological Park (Zoo Gorakhpur) by half so that more and more people can visit the zoo to see the snake deity (cobra). Tourists visiting the zoo on Tuesday (August 2) will have to pay Rs 12.50 for children above 12 years of age and up to 18 years and only Rs 25 for tourists above 18 years of age.

On 29 July, Gorakhpur got the first time hosting an international seminar on World Tiger Day. In this program, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Forest, Environment, Zoological Park and Climate Change, Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena had directed to halve the entrance fee of the zoological park on Nagpanchami during the ‘Inter-frontier Cooperation Workshop for Tiger Conservation’.

In compliance with his announcement, Manoj Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department, on the auspicious occasion of Nagpanchami, gave the general public the sight of snakes and other knowledge related to them, in view of the entry ticket window of Shaheed Ashfaq Ulla Khan Zoological Park Gorakhpur. It has been decided to give 50 percent discount on taking. They have also issued written guidelines in this regard. Director of Zoological Park Dr H Raja Mohan told that the permission of the government has been received. On Tuesday, the entrance fee of the zoological park will be half charged.

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