President urges people in Assam to work for wildlife conservation
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday urged the people and government of Assam to work towards wildlife conservation. On the last day of his three-day visit to Assam, Kovind asked to be briefed by the state government on its conservation efforts in the wildlife sector.
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. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, also taking to the microblogging site, said the exhibit inaugurated by the president showcases the rich flora and fauna of Kaziranga.
The President also received a presentation on the Kaziranga Elevated Corridor Project, he added. 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.”
Earlier Sunday morning, Kovind and his daughter, accompanied by several ministers from Assam, went on an elephant safari in Kaziranga. A state government official said the entourage traveled from Mihimukh Point in the Kohora Range of the national park.
First Lady Savita Kovind, who was present at Mihimukh, however, did not take the elephant safari. She, along with their daughter, had been on a jeep safari inside the national park on Saturday, although the president skipped it.
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. The President spent the night at the Assam Police guest house in Kaziranga. He and his family are due to leave for New Delhi later on Sunday.
With PTI inputs.