President Ram Nath Kovind, who was on a three-day visit to Assam, enjoyed an elephant ride in Kaziranga National Park on February 27 morning before leaving for New Delhi from Jorhat airport.
Kovind arrived at Kaziranga on February 26 evening after taking part in the 19th Convocation of Tezpur University.
President Kovind inaugurated a photo and archival exhibition on conservation and presentation of the proposed Kaziranga elevated corridor at Kohora in Kaziranga in presence of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The exhibition depicted ‘big five’ – namely the rhino, elephant, tiger, swamp deer and wild buffalo. The exhibition also highlighted different sections like the rich biodiversity of Kaziranga National Park, annual floods, forest protection force and other protection measures, the ecstatic natural beauty of KNP among others.
The exhibition also showcased large elephant tusk, large rhino horn, sambar and swamp deer antler. Another section of the exhibition displayed the names of forest department employee who laid down their lives in protection of wildlife.
In view of Kovind’s visit to Kaziranga National Park, the authority had partially closed the national park for the public from February 26 to 27.
An official statement issued by the Kaziranga National Park on February 23 stated that elephant and jeep safari will be closed for tourists in all the ranges except Burapahar and Agoratoli.