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Lawmakers participate in a car rally to endorse 'save our tigers' campaign

New Delhi , Sun, 18 Dec 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): In a bid to spread awareness among people about the diminishing population of tigers in India and to endorse the 'save our tigers' campaign, numerous lawmakers participated in a car rally here on Sunday.


Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was the chief guest of the event, flagged off the rally.


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who was present on the occasion, said that the event aimed at bringing politicians and diplomats on one ground, with an aim to protect the national animal 'tiger' as their population is dwindling.


"This time we have chosen a different topic of awareness which is 'save our tigers'. It's a national cause. We hardly have, post independence we have lost, which were about 40 thousands we have now 1400 tigers left," said Rudy.


"It's a cause at the end of the year, beyond politics, beyond parties, where diplomats and media are participating and I think it's a fun event, but at the same time a cause is there and this cause is worthy if participation and enormous participation from members of Parliament," he added.


Meanwhile, Congress MP Naveen Jindal mentioned that the Central Government had initiated various steps to save the decreasing population of the big cats.


He also insisted on the fact that with the continuous efforts of government and people of the country would help to increase their population.


"Tiger is our national animal and we all know that tigers have been, the population has been reducing. In the last couple of decades with all the efforts, which the government has been taking, now the population has stabilized and it's on the rise again. So, we all need to continue to make efforts to save the tigers," noted Jindal.


The event was organised by the Constitution Club of India (CCI) and country's automotive tires manufacturing company, JK Tyre and Industries Limited, for the second consecutive year to spread social awareness over the cause.


Last year, the event was called to spread awareness about the road safety and driving.


According to the latest tiger census of 2011 there are approximately 1700 tigers left in the country. (ANI)


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