Lucknow University's zoology department and the Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board celebrated international vulture day by flagging off an awareness car and holding a host of programmes here on Saturday.
The vulture car was set in motion at 6.30am from the vice chancellor's bungalow by the vice-chancellor Manoj Kumar Misra himself and his wife Meena Misra.
The car drove past the National Botanical Research Institute took a turn towards Ram Manohar Lohiya Park, Regional Science City, Fun Republic, touched Wave Mall, Sahara Ganj, turned towards zoo, Charbagh railway station, Aminabad, Chowk, Hazaratganj, and distributed awareness material to the people.
Total 6000 pamphlets were distributed. In another event, a painting competition was also organised along with a display stall at the Lucknow University's gate number 4.
The programme concluded with the fun-fare, said associate professor Amita Kanaujiya.