Aircel's 'Save Our Tigers' receives massive support from Kolkata school students
The fest drew together over 500 students from more 20 schools in the city and inspired them by the cause that Aircel calls ‘Save Our Tigers’ – one of the largest and the most comprehensive programs on tiger conservation in India.
Pradeep Shukla, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Wildlife & Chief Wildlife Warden, West Bengal, graced the event as the Guest of Honour.
The fest engaged with a large number of students in fun-filled, yet meaningful ways, such as film screenings, dance and drama, among a host of other activities.
Speaking on the occasion, Anand Prakash, Business Head – Rest of West Bengal, Aircel, said, “Tiger Conservation is at the core of Aircel’s Corporate Social Responsibility program and Aircel has been relentlessly working for the cause with multiple on-ground initiatives to ensure the safety of tigers. Undoubtedly, awareness about the cause is as important as the ground work, and it brings us great pride that ‘Save Our Tigers’ has left a lasting impression on millions of Indians, while ‘Kids For Tigers’ inspires tomorrow’s generation to care for their environment. In order to spread the footprints of our message, we have also created young tiger ambassadors across the country, who feel passionately for the cause, and this holistic program makes us hopeful of a better future of our environment.”
Aircel, with its partner Sanctuary Asia, organises similar fests in various cities across the length and breadth of India to inspire more children than ever to believe in the important cause of tiger conservation. The fest included in-school slide presentations, street plays, fun games and competitions around the theme of tiger conservation, mustering an unflinching support for the cause from school-going kids.
Bittu Sahgal, Founder Editor, Sanctuary Asia said, “Tigers sit at the pinnacle of the ecological pyramid and saving them is equivalent to saving nature. We want to inspire as many children as possible to take action to prevent the loss of this beautiful animal. These children hold the future of this planet in their hands and will make the right choices if they know what is at stake.”