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25 May 2020, 03:38 HRS IST
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  • Festival from Sunday to enhance awareness on elephants

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New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI)
On the occasion of the World Elephant Day on Sunday, a four-day festival would be organised to enhance awareness for the conservation efforts necessary to protect and preserve jumbos.

The festival, starting from Sunday, would be organised by the Wildlife Trust of India in association with the Environment Ministry, UN Environment and International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Vivek Menon, Executive Director and CEO of the Wildlife Trust of India, said the festival's main aim was to tell people that elephants, who were also the national heritage animal of India, were important.

The festival would see exhibition of 101 life sized elephant art installations. There would also be sculptures designed by artists from across the country, Menon said.

Alka Pande, a curator of sculptures, said all the artists had contributed in their own creative way of what elephants meant to them personally.

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