This year, we plan to celebrate in Ooty – last year, communities joined together in Coimbatore for a large rally. This year, the effort is to get the people of Nilgiris, to know, understand and celebrate this special day. Keystone is organizing The International year of Biodiversity and World Indigenous Peoples’ Day on August 9th 2010 at Anna Stadium Ooty. Over 500 people from many indigenous communities in the NBR and across areas such as Kotagiri, Coonoor, Nilambur, Hasanur, Sigur, Gudalur and Pillur have confirmed their participation. Groups from these regions have also volunteered to put up on display, Culture and Biodiversity related materials. The District Collector has kindly agreed to inaugurate the Programme which includes traditional dance, Music, Stories and Riddles. A rally has been planned towards evening in which the participants will proceed from the Anna stadium (which is the venue of the programme) to Collector’s Office and then to the Botanical Garden.