President Droupadi Murmu inaugurate Gaj Utsav at Kaziranga in Assam
President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated a two-day 'Gaj Utsav-2023' on April 7 at the Kaziranga National Park High School’s playground field in Assam.
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Meanwhile, President Murmu also enjoyed cultural performances including Bhortal, Jhumur and Bihu dance forms by Assamese artistes at Kohora.
The President also flag off the ‘Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition-2023’.
President Murmu attended the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Gauhati High Court as the chief guest and also launched a mobile app "Bhoroxa" designed for the safety of women and the elderly.
President Murmu is on a three-day visit to the northeastern state.
The Gauhati High Court was established on 5th April, 1948 for the seven North Eastern States.
However, after the establishment of separate High Courts for the 3 states, the Gauhati High Court now exercises jurisdiction over the remaining four states.
About Gaj Utsav
Kaziranga Gaja Utsav is an annual festival held in the national park to promote the conservation and protection of elephants.
It is jointly organized by the Forest and Tourism Departments to draw attention and find a solution to the growing human-elephant conflict in the state.
This is being organized to mark the completion of 30 years of Project Elephant.
The Government of India started Project Elephant in the year 1992 to protect elephants, their migration routes and natural habitats.
Assam has the second largest population of elephants in the country after Karnataka.
Kaziranga National Park being a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an ideal place for Gaja Utsav.
About Assam State
Chief Minister - Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor - Gulab Chand Kataria
Number of Districts - 33
Lok Sabha seats - 14
Rajya Sabha seats - 7
State Animal - Indian Rhinoceros
State Bird - White Winged Duck
National Parks – Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
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