Assam: New Museum At Kaziranga National Park To Be Set Up Where 94 Rhino Horns Will Be Displayed
The announcement was made by the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during the rhino horn burning ceremony in Bokakhat.
Golaghat: On Wednesday, the Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that 94 rhino horns will be displayed for academic purposes in a new museum which will be set up at the Kaziranga National Park.
This announcement was made after burning the rhino horn in the ceremony that took place in Bokakhat in the presence of ministers and other top-level officials.
As many as 2,479 rhino horns were burnt by the Assam government at Bokakhat.
The rhino horns were burnt on the occasion of World Rhino Day to bust the myths that are associated with it and also to prevent poaching of the one-horned rhino.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also shared the news about the new museum on his official Twitter handle and wrote, "Plans are in pipeline to preserve and exhibit 94 rhino horns in a museum to be set up at Kaziranga National Park, while 29 horns would be kept for ongoing court cases. Moreover, Kaziranga National Park will be opened for visitors from October 1, 2021."
Plans are in pipeline to preserve and exhibit 94 rhino horns in a museum to be set up at Kaziranga National Park, while 29 horns would be kept for ongoing court cases.— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) September 22, 2021
Moreover, Kaziranga National Park will be opened for visitors from October 1, 2021.
Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, Handloom & Textile Minister UG Brahma and the CEM of Karbi Anglong Tuliram Rongham also marked their attendance in the event.