Guwahati, Feb 6: Governor Banwarilal Purohit today flagged off a marathon “Save the Rhino, Run for the Pride” organised by Byatikram Mass Awareness Social Development Organization at Raj Bhavan today.
Hailing the initiative, Governor Purohit said, “Rhino is not simply an animal, it is Assam’s identity.” He asked everybody to work towards developing a society deterrent against cruelty on rhino.
“Assam has occupied an important position in the world map as a hot bed for the one-horned rhinoceros. Inflicting pain to the rhino, amounts to inflicting pain to the people of Assam”, Purohit maintained.
Adding that mere greed prompted the anti-social elements to kill rhinos, Purohit urged everybody to be alert and fight against the mece of rhino poaching. He also asserted that no leniency should be shown to the poachers as he advocated for strictest punitive measures to deal with Rhino poaching.
Purohit also said that massive awareness should be generated at all levels to build a society friendly to the pride of Assam. Governor Purohit reiterated on the need of spreading the message of rhino protection to every nook and corner of the State.
It may be noted that to create a mass awareness against Rhino poaching and to save the pride of Assam from extinction, Byatikram MASDO along with DTDC has taken the initiative to organize the marathon which would travel around Guwahati on 8th February with a tableau of Rhino.