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Dia Mirza Launched Gaj Yatra in Meghalaya

Published on June 01, 2018
Dia Mirza, UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India and brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India, launched Gaj Yatra from Tura, the principal town of Garo Hills. This initiative aims to secure 100 routes across the country for safe passage for elephants.

Dia Mirza Launched Gaj Yatra in Meghalaya


In 2014, villagers in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills set aside a part of their community-owned land to create village reserve forests, giving right of passage to elephants and to honour their gesture, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) inaugurated ‘Gaj Yatra’.

Objective and Initiative

’Gaj Yatra’ is a “journey that celebrates India's national heritage animal by securing 1oo elephant corridors in the country. Meghalaya homes four of these corridors including the Siju-Rewak corridor that some 1,000 elephants use to travel between the Balpakram and Nokrek National Parks in the State.
The event involves taking an elephant mascot across districts frequented by jumbo herds for generating awareness among the people.

Expected Questions

Who is UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India?
 Who is the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India?
a. Anushka Sharma
b. Rani Mukherjee
c. Dia Mirza
d. Katrina Kaif
e. Deepika Padukone

From which of the following states was Gaj Yatra launched?
a. Meghalaya
b. Mizoram
c. Manipur
d. Madhya Pradesh
e. Maharashtra
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