PM Modi to become the first Prime Minister to stay overnight at the Kaziranga National Park, which is noted for its population of one-horned rhinos.

In a bid to promote wildlife conservation and underscore the significance of India's rich biodiversity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a visit to the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The visit, scheduled from March 7 to 9, aims to draw attention to the critical need for preserving the country's natural treasures.

Kaziranga, renowned for its population of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, will witness heightened security measures and temporary closures during the Prime Minister's visit. One of the notable changes will be the suspension of elephant rides and safari activities from March 7 to 9, ensuring the safety and smooth conduct of the Prime Minister's visit.

The national park that got the prestigious national park tag in February 1974, will be celebrating its golden jubilee this year. As announced by Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, PM Modi will be visiting Kaziranga on March 8 and stay overnight. The PM will embark on an elephant safari on March 9 before leaving for Jorhat. 

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Kaziranga holds symbolic importance as it underscores the government's dedication to preserving India's natural heritage. One of the prime wildlife reserves in India, the park is spread across 430 sq km is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a variety of species, including tigers, elephants, wild water buffaloes, and myriad bird species. By choosing Kaziranga for this high-profile visit, the Prime Minister aims to bring attention to the delicate balance between development and ecological sustainability.

This initiative aligns with the government's broader agenda of fostering environmental consciousness and encouraging responsible tourism. As the Prime Minister explores the breathtaking landscapes of Kaziranga, it is anticipated that his visit will not only draw attention to the importance of wildlife conservation but also inspire collective efforts towards safeguarding the diverse ecosystems that make India unique.

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