Youth train their eyes on 'the wall'

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid was the cynosure of all eyes as youth hobnobbed to catch a glimpse of the ‘Wall.’ Having inaugurated the 20th youth club at the zoo, Dravid said that he had fond memories of visiting the Mysore menagerie.

Mentioning that he had visited the zoo more than 10 times with his father during his younger days, Dravid said he would have loved to enrol his kids in such a youth club programme, if it was held in Bangalore. “When we grew up we didn’t have such opportunities to learn about conservation principles... All of you will benefit and hopefully make a difference to the society,” he said.

Terming the Mysore zoo as ‘One of the best in the country and also in the world’, Dravid said he has seen a lot of improvement over the years.

Replying to a query on his future, Dravid said he still hadn’t decided on what he wanted. “At the moment I’m spending time with my family,” he added. 

Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) chairman M Nanjundaswamy, additional principal chief conservator of forests and ZAK member secretary R S Suresh, zoo executive director B P Ravi and deputy director M T Vijayakumar were present.

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