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Mangalore: State's first private butterfly park takes wing at Belvai


Mangalore: State's first private butterfly park takes wing at Belvai

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore

Mangalore, Aug 18: The first private butterfly park in the state located at Kantavara forest in Belvai was inaugurated on Sunday August 18. The park has been set up by Sammilan Shetty.

The park was inaugurated by Isaac Kehimkar, general manager, programmes – Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai. Sammilan Shetty’s website butterflyparkbelvai.com was also inaugurated on the occasion.

The inauguration ceremony was presided by Dr Shubhalaxmi Vaylure, deputy director of BHNS, Mumbai while MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Dr N A Madhyastha, member Karnataka state wildlife board, Dr Arunachalam Kumar, director, research and development, Nitte University were the chief guest.

Shetty who was always impressed by the dazzling species, has created the first private ‘Butterfly Park of the state’ on the 7.35 acres of his ancestral property located in the foot of Kanthavara forest in Belvai village. Shetty founded the park in 2011, and since then has been planting various host plants, with an aim to create a paradise for the dwindling beauties.

The park hosts more around 113 species and will be open on Sundays between 8.30 am to 12.30 pm which will include presentation by Sammilan Shetty.

Nalin Kumar in his address said ‘By creating a first private butterfly park in the state, Sammilan Shetty has been a role model to all youth’.

There are various dangerous projects coming up in our district which will harm the environment in large extent. Hence this is a good effort by Shetty towards the environment; he said and wished the park to grow as one of the largest in the country.

The achievement of Sammilan in opening a butterfly park without any gain is not an easy task, said Isaac Kehimkar. Briefing in detail about the butterflies, he said India hosts around 1500 species of winged beauties whereas in England it is just 47 which fascinates people.

Calling Western Ghats as a ‘bio-diversity hotspot’, Kehimkar lauded Shetty for preserving butterflies. He also asked parents to encourage their children in this direction.

The butterfly park at Belvai by Sammilan Shetty is second Private Park in the country next to Mumbai, said Dr Shubhalaxmi Vaylure. Our education system is geared only towards larger animals, hence there is need to build interest among students about the smaller animals too. In this direction, the park can be an excellent educational centre for students, she added.

She concluded her remarks by stating that the moment we see a scarcity or a drop in the number of these beautiful winged creatures around us, we should come to the conclusion that this is a sign of danger and hence we must protect the nature.

Comment on this article

  • Dr. J. Lancy D'Souza, Anjelore

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    We the Staff & Students of Laxmi Memorial College of Hotel Management congratulate Mr. Sammilan Shetty on the Inauguration Ceremony of Butterfly Park at Belvai.
    May all your dreams come true/
    Wishing you all the best always in your every endeavours.

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  • leslie, kulshekar

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Wish you all the best , great news for our future generations, they don't have to know the butterfly through electronic media , they can visit the butterfly park & know them personally, keep up the good work.proud of your achievement. Regards Leslie

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Thanks Conrad. Smart answer.

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  • Nitte M. G. Shetty, Nitte / Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Dear Shetty
    Congratulations
    Good Luck
    and all the best

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Sammilan's Neighbour:

    Baa Baa Chitte Bannada Chitte
    Hannanu Koduvenu Baa.. Baa.. Baa...

    Makkala Kannali Holeyuva Chitte
    Summane Sammiyode yaake Kootu Bitte...

    Baa... Baa... Ba....

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  • Navaz Thokur, Addoor/Al-Jubail-KSA

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Good work Sammilan... keep going .. May Almighty bless you..
    Proud to be associated as your batch mate..

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI


    'All Female Butterflies'


    What technique you have used to identify the gender. (Female butterflies)

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Dear Flavian NO Technique Just Rough Guess.

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  • Sheba , Dubai

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Congratulations son! May God bless you in all of your ventures. Very proud of you.

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  • Basil, Belvai

    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Good work done by this young man.Love of nature and efforts to build a pleasant environment one must appreciate always.Best wishes and good luck for his service to the nature.Let the beautiful butterflies grow and fly for giving happiness to more visitors.

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  • Saleem, Belvai/Dubai

    Sun, Aug 18 2013

    Dear Shetty, Congratulations....

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Sun, Aug 18 2013

    All Female Butterflies.

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Sun, Aug 18 2013

    Colourful Butterfly Felt Like To Fly.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Sun, Aug 18 2013

    The first comment was for a 'Poet Class' please. This one is for the
    'Puritans' who disagreed.....
    .Butterfly is an insect.
    .It has two wings.
    .It flies from flower to flower.
    .It drinks nectar from flowers.
    .It helps in transfer of pollen grains.
    .Wishing all the best to the Butterflies at Belvai Park and it's Promoters.
    Butterflies have different colours.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Sun, Aug 18 2013

    Man Ki 'Titli' Ho Udaa Udaa...
    Kaheen Dhoor ...Kaheen Door.....
    Is there any Butterfly called ...Deepika in Belvai?
    Then I shall sure come there Hai....
    Turn into A flower..
    Allow her to Sip Nectar...
    And then without a care...Fly...

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2013

    Bhandu Mama..
    Just try to wear helment while commenting..
    Anytime chances of 'kallu-thoortha' by beautiful butterflies..!!

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