MODERN DAY ‘MOGLI’ TO PROTECT TIGERS!
World famous writer, Rudyard Kipling created “The Jungle Book” and immortalized the character of Mogli. He discovered this character in the jungle of Pench. In the same Pench jungle, selected children from all over India were trained for the “Save Tiger” mission
World famous writer, Rudyard Kipling created “The Jungle Book” and immortalized the character of Mogli. He discovered this character in the jungle of Pench. In the same Pench jungle, selected children from all over India were trained for the “Save Tiger” mission, jointly by “Aircel” and “Sanctuary Asia”. These “Ambassadors” who were rigorously trained from June 13 to 15, are now ready to Conserve wildlife, nature and the environment.
Mogli’s story from the “Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling reminds one of the ‘humanity’ among the wildlife. Mogli became immensely popular from the television serial. Mogli reached countless homes across the country because of its title song, “Jungle jungle baat chali hai patah chala hai, Chaddi pehan ke phool khila hai phool khila hai”. Though the birth story of this Mogli is different, his courage had made him a friend of all the wildlife. The story provided an inspiration to the human community to protect wildlife. Now, the “ambassadors” of Aircel are about to spread the same message of protecting wildlife all over the country.
These children, selected from eight cities across the country, toured the forest under the guidance of nature expert Bittu Sehgal, Prof. Dr. Parwish Pandya, Shriniwas Reddy who is the director of wildlife department of the Pench Tiger Project, and other nature experts. They communicated with villagers, learned information about wildlife. These “ambassadors” have learned information about how important it is to save tiger, who is at the apex of the food chain, and have taken the responsibility of saving tigers on their shoulders. On the last day of training, these ambassadors were felicitated in a ceremony in the forest department hall of the Pench project, by awarding certificates. Vrinda Malhotra of Aircel, Shriniwas Reddy, actress Dia Mirza, and senior nature expert Bittu Sehgal were present on this occasion.
The student ambassadors who received training included Twisha Goenka (Mumbai), Dilipkumar Murmu (Bhubaneshwar), V. Santosh Kumar (Coimbatore), Shreejit Shah (Kolkata), Uday Singh (Rajasthan), Vidhu Kumar (Gurgaon), Vijaya Harini (Chennai), Nikita Abaran (Guwahati).