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Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya educates staff on Bio-diversity

As the Covid 19 pandemic curtailed any Environmental campaigns to be done, outside of the premise, the Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya decided to focus on educating the staff on Environment, Bio-diversity and the importance of preserving Mother Nature.

“A very productive session was carried out with the curtain raiser being a captivating video done on the Bio diversity of Grand Hotel which was captivatedly narrated by Learning and Development Manager, Shenali Liyanage,” an official from the hotel said.

A very informative, insightful and precise presentation was conducted by our in-house Naturalist Senila Rajindrajith to the Grand Hotel team on the discovery of Nuwara Eliya according to history which was about 2000 years ago and the transition and how civilization happened about 200 years ago with the city being discovered by Dr. John Davy and Albert Watson.

Bio Diversity as explained by him is a contraction of Biological diversity.

Many bird watchers from around the world come to Nuwara Eliya to have a glimpse of the “Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush” which is considered the rarest bird in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka records 220 species of reptiles of which 8 species are inhabitant in the region.

This informative session was an eye opener to all the staff and it was felt by them that it is onus on their part of preserve the Bio diversity of Nuwara Eliya.

Another interesting event that was carried out was the Clean Plate Challenge amongst the staff during the Lunch time, where 12 staff from the departments were selected to have their meal where nothing of what was served remained in the plate, the water in the glass was consumed and table and dining etiquette maintained. All the staff competed with much eagerness and a pleasant site to see the plates after the meal. It is envisaged that this challenge would be continued on a monthly basis. The winner of the event was Suresh Thiruchelvam of the Finance Department.

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