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Assam Artists join hands for “Save Kaziranga campaign”

Guwahati: Popular singer Zubeen Garg and many others joined hands to save Kaziranga National Park, the home of the one horned Rhinoceros in Upper Assam. On Wednesday a team of at least twenty artists led by Zubeen camped at Kaziranga, attended several street meetings, held a protest march, distributed leaflets, sang a song specially composed for the occasion and drew a painting on the theme save wildlife, preserve Kaziranga to create awareness among common people residing in nearby villages.

They also encouraged volunteers of different NGO and local people who engaged themselves in night patrolling on National highway 37 passing through the Park area to save animals from speeding vehicles while crossing.

Apart from Zubeen, young singer and composer Manas Robin, Diganta Bharati, National award winner film director Pulak Gogoi, singer Krishnamoni Chutia, Composer musician Biman Baruah, Mrinal Kanti, Pabitra Margherita, Khagen Gogoi, and Sajan Nayak attended the campaign. Senior artist Noni Barpujari and Champak Barbora drew a painting.

Zubeen and others sang a song composed by Diganta Bharati for this campaign. They also held a protest rally against poaching at Bokakhat. Altogether four road shows were organised at Bokakhat, Kohora, Kuthari and Burhapahar. A local NGO BHUMI, Wildlife Trust of India, ARANYAK, Peoples for Animal, Assam state unit organized this campaign to save wild animals and create awareness among people.

They requested vehicle drivers passing through Kaziranga to control speed limits. Zubeen also released two injured deers at Panbari reserve forest after they were recovered and treated at Animal Rescue Center, Panbari, suspected to be hit by vehicles passing through National Highway.

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