Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has named three two-year-old cubs from Ranthambore’s tigress T-111 ‘Chiranjeevi,’ ‘Chirayu,’ and ‘Avani.’ He held a ceremony to celebrate International Tiger Day in a unique way.
A previous tigress, T-17, received the name ‘Krishna’ to honor 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Mrs. Krishna Poonia. One of the cubs now carries the name ‘Avani’ in recognition of Paralympic medal winner Avani Lekhara.
Chief Minister Gehlot tweeted about India’s commitment to tiger conservation. He mentioned how then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi started ‘Project Tiger’ in April 1973. This project has led to a significant increase in the tiger population across the country.
Recently, six cubs were born in Ranthambore, Rajasthan. Gehlot emphasized that the Rajasthan Government is dedicatedly working to protect the state’s forests and wildlife.
People celebrate International Tiger Day to increase awareness about tiger conservation and to honor these majestic animals. With the new names and the continued commitment to conservation, the Rajasthan Government hopes to inspire more efforts to protect and value these incredible animals.
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