He cited examples of how people bid a heartfelt farewell to a tigress, known as “Collar Wali Baghin”, who died recently at Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and how people in the ‘Assam have launched a massive anti-poaching campaign to save the rhinos. He also mentioned a horse, Virat, who led this year’s Republic Day parade as commander charger for the last time and received a grand farewell on the occasion. Noting that “love for nature and compassion for every living being” are part of Indian culture as well as people’s innate nature, Modi said, “A glimpse of these ‘sanskaras (culture)’ which are the ours was seen recently when a tigress left the world. in MP. The death of this tigress made people so moved as if someone of them had left the world. People performed her last rites, him said farewell with respect and affection… This love of the Indians for nature and living beings was very appreciated all over the world.The collared tigress, named T-15 by the forest department, gave birth to 29 cubs Citing another such example, Modi said: “In this R-Day parade, the loader mount of the President’s bodyguard, Virat took his last parade. Horse Virat came at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2003 and used to lead the parade every time on Republic Day as Commander Charger.
He said: “On September 22 last year, over 2,400 horns seized from smugglers were burned. It was a stern message to poachers. The result of these efforts is that there is now a steady decline in rhino hunting in Assam.