More than a century has passed since the famous hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett was born in the lake city of Nainital, people of the region never forget to celebrate his birth anniversary with great pomp.
This year, the occasion of Corbett’s birth anniversary is more special as it is the platinum jubilee year of the famous national park named after Jim Corbett.
On the occasion of Corbett’s 136th birth anniversary on Monday (July 25), the Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti has organised, as it does every year, festivities involving villagers and schoolchildren. Dancing, singing and little skits based on the life of Corbett are part of the celebrations. Tourists who are in town come to know of the great respect Corbett commands in Kumaon. People love him and love to talk about him. Corbett Country is an exciting and fascinating part of Uttarakhand and has always attracted large numbers of tourists the year round.