Get over the fear of snakes, know more about them
KALYAN: Until yesterday, Deepali Ahire, 17, was afraid of snakes.
She got over her fear to some extend after she visited an awareness session on snakes in Kalyan’s Regency Nirman Limited.
“I used to consider them dangerous. Today, I realized they can be mankind’s best friend. I got to know more about snakes, their habitat and how they need us to save them,” said Ahire, a student of Sakaram Seth Vidyalay, Kolegaon Dombivli.
She was one of the 300 students from the school
who visited the exhibition on Saturday.
The snake awareness
programme will continue till Sunday 9pm.
Santosh Davakhar, 33, a snake rescuer from Dombivli, is telling visitors all about snakes and giving information on different types of snakes found across India.
Davakar is using his experience and expertise to conduct seminars and lectures during the event so that people get to know more about snakes.
“Not all snakes are poisonous as people think. Mostly people either run, pick up a stick or stone when they see a snake. But, it will be helpful if they know about snakes,” said Davakhar.
The posters and banners at the venue give all information about different kinds of snakes.
Also, an audio-visual presentation at the venue makes the learning interesting.
“We are likely to have more than 6,000 visitors at the exhibition,” said Davakhar, who has been a snake rescuer for the past 10 years.
Santosh Davakhar, a snake rescuer, talks to students at the exhibition at Kalyan on Saturday.