Udhagamandalam: A programme to enhance awareness of the importance and unique aspects of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) among students was organized under the aegis of the Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association (NWLEA) at the Government Arts College here on Tuesday.

Green activist and member NWLEA C.R.Jayaprakash highlighted with the help of slides the significant role of the Nilgiris in ensuring the economic well-being of the places surrounding it.

The Secretary, NWLEA, S.Jayachandran said that the forests of the Nilgiris should be protected at all costs. A demonstration on dealing with snakes which strayed into habitations by an expert, Sadique, marked the occasion.