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1,500 artistes from slums perform before 30-lakh spectators during 7-day Kankaria Carnival

Shri Narendra Modi announces smart card for Ahmedabad BRTS buses

Ahmedabad, Saturday: Even as curtains were drawn on the seven-day-long Kankaria Carnival here today, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the carnival has proved to be an emotional link between the people of Ahmedabad.

Speaking on the concluding day of the carnival on the banks of historic Kankaria Lake, he said how this festival provided an opportunity to 1,500 artistes from the lowest strata of the society living in slums perform before nearly 30-lakh spectators over the last seven days.

The Chief Minister also announced starting smart card facility for the passengers traveling by BRTS Janmarg buses, being for the first time in India.

The Carnival-2011 concluded with a variety cultural function followed by pyrotechnic. He said the facelift helped the city get many national and international awards.

Welcoming the guests, Ahmedabad Mayor Asit Vora said that Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation was ever conscious of providing entertainment alongside basic civic amenities for the people of the city.

Prominent among those present at the inaugural function included Cultural Affairs Minister Fakirbhai Vaghela, Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinhji Jadeja, MPs, MLAs and Corporators and a large number of people.

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PM lauds the efforts of Elephant conservationists on World Elephant Day
August 12, 2022
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PM expresses happiness upon rise in the number of elephant reserves in the last 8 years

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the efforts of Elephant conservationists on the occasion of World Elephant Day. The Prime Minister also expressed happiness upon rise in the number of elephant reserves in the last 8 years.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said;

“On #WorldElephantDay, reiterating our commitment to protect the elephant. You would be happy to know that India houses about 60% of all Asian elephants. The number of elephant reserves has risen in the last 8 years. I also laud all those involved in protecting elephants.”

“The successes in elephant conservation must be viewed in context of the larger efforts underway in India to minimise human-animal conflict, and integrating local communities and their traditional wisdom in furthering environmental consciousness.”