GUWAHATI: Assam joined the World Rhino Day celebrations on Thursday, with a pledge to make the people on this planet aware of the need to save the rhinos.
Rhino experts in many countries have been talking of a slew of measures to protect the animal. These include the observance of World Rhino Day to save the entire Five Rhino Species Forever--the theme of the Day in 2022. Focus falls on Assam on the World Rhino Day, since the state is known to be the abode of one- horned rhinos. Rhino poaching poses no less a threat to the existence of the one- horned rhinos in Assam.
The World Rhino Day is yet another occasion for the stakeholders like governments, communities, NGOs, wildlife conservation centres, research centres and individuals to intensify the attempt to eliminate the rampant rhino poaching incidents in the state. Otherwise, one- horned rhinos--the pride of Assam-- will no longer survive.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to announce that the state government is committed to protect the magnificent animal and its habitat. "The one-horned rhino, the pride of Assam, occupies a special place in the hearts & minds of our people. A major tourist attraction, it forms a part of Assam's culture. On #WorldRhinoDay, I reaffirm our Govt's strong commitment to protect the magnificent animal & its habitat," the CM said.
Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal also shared a tweet on World Rhino Day. He said, "Greetings on #WorldRhinoDay! Loveable giants, the iconic One Horned Rhino is the pride of India."
"Greetings on the World Rhino Day. @assampolice would continue to be the voice of our friends from animal kingdom. @CMOfficeAssam @assamforest," Additional DGP (Law & Order) GP Singh also wished the people on World Rhino Day.