Assam: President calls for wildlife conservation efforts as he concludes Assam trip | India News
Kovind made the call after being briefed by the state government on its conservation efforts in the wildlife sector.
The president, who spent the night at the Assam police guest house, went on an elephant and jeep safari on Sunday in Kaziranga National Park, famous for its one-horned rhinos.
He also opened a conservation photo and archive exhibit and received a presentation on the Kaziranga Elevated Corridor Project.
“President Ram Nath Kovind has opened an exhibition on Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, Assam,” said Rashtrapati Bhavan’s official Twitter account.
“The President was briefed on wildlife-friendly initiatives. He urged the government and people of Assam to continue their conservation efforts,” he added.
A statement from the chief minister’s office said the exhibit focused on the “big five” – rhino, elephant, tiger, swamp deer and wild buffalo.
The exhibition also highlighted different sections such as the rich biodiversity of the park, the annual floods, the strength of forest protection and other protective measures and the natural beauty of KNP.
Speaking to the microblogging site, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, said the president also received a presentation on the Kaziranga Elevated Corridor Project.
A 35 km elevated corridor on National Highway 37 through Kaziranga National Park was proposed by the state government in the Center, to which the latter gave a favorable response, Sarma had told the Assembly in August of the year. ‘last year.
Sarma also wrote, “I express my gratitude to the President for his invaluable advice, which will certainly encourage and inspire the park authority, rangers and local communities/NGOs to work with more dedication and set new examples. preservation to imitate.”
The Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues, along with senior state officials, then bid farewell to the President and his family members at Jorhat airport, about 80 km from Kaziranga.
Kovind flew in a helicopter to Jorhat from where a special flight took him back to New Delhi.
“The Honorable President’s warmth, affection, guidance and counsel over the past three days will always remain an inspiration to us,” Sarma tweeted.
Kovind, his wife and their daughter Shweta also posed for a photo with Sarma, State Forestry and Environment Minister Parimal Suklabaidya and state government staff at the police guesthouse from Assam to Kohora to Kaziranga where they had spent the previous night before their departure.
Earlier Sunday morning, Kovind enjoyed an elephant and jeep safari in Kaziranga.
Kovind, accompanied by his wife and daughter, had arrived in Assam on Friday and participated in a program launching the celebration of the 400th birthday of legendary General Ahom Lachit Borphukan in Guwahati on the first day.
After spending the night in Guwahati, he attended the convocation of Tezpur University on Saturday and flew to Kaziranga later the same day.