As part of the celebrations of the successful completion of 30 years of Project Elephant, President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate a two-day "Gaj Utsav" on April 7 in Assam's Kaziranga National Park.
A government sponsored initiative, Project Elephant was launched in 1991-92 with a view to promoting elephant conservation, protecting their habitat and corridors, and preventing human-elephant conflicts.
Inauguration and Venue
Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the Gaj Utsav 2023 on April 7 at Kaziranga National Park in Assam. This event is significant as Kaziranga is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the highest density of tigers in the world.
About Kaziranga National Park
Located in the state of Assam, the Kaziranga National Park is an entrancing preserve for the one-horned rhinoceros.
A World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park was proclaimed a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
It will also ensure the welfare of captive elephants in India.
The Wild Life Preservation Act of 1972 lists elephants as a Schedule I national heritage animal. More than 60% of the world's wild elephant population is in India. They are primarily found in the southern and north-eastern areas of India as well as the east-central and northern regions
Project Tiger was started in 1973 to promote conservation of the tiger. It is India’s homegrown initiative to protect the tigers’ dwindling numbers.
- Project Elephant is a government sponsored initiative.
- The initiative was launched in 1991-92 with a view to promoting elephant conservation, protecting their habitat and corridors, and preventing human-elephant conflicts.
- President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the Gaj Utsav 2023 on April 7 at Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
- The Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site,