Free tiger safari for Maharashtra government school students from PM Modi birthday

The scheme, to be launched on the birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, is aimed at “raising awareness about tiger and forest conservation among children”.

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Updated: September 17, 2016 12:42 pm
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Financially weak students from government schools can soon enjoy free tiger safaris at the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has said.

The scheme, to be launched on the birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, is aimed at “raising awareness about tiger and forest conservation among children”.

Mungantiwar told The Indian Express: “Tiger-watching has become an expensive proposition, with one trip costing about Rs 1,000 per person. This makes it difficult for financially weaker children to experience such safaris. Hence, we decided to offer them the trips free of cost two days a week.”

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“We will take students from zilla parishad schools, slum schools, SC-ST hostels and tribal ashramshalas on the trip,” Mungantiwar said.