KAZIRANGA, Dec 27 - Kaziranga National Park was visited by many high dignitaries today following the trip by US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, Israeli Ambassador to India Dr Ron Malka and Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Dr Shah Md. Tanvir Monsur almost simultaneously. According to information received from the Forest Department, the dignitaries who visited the park hired trained elephants and jeep safari vehicles.
US Ambassador Kenneth visited eastern range of Agaratoli today while Israeli Ambassador Dr Malka availed both jeep and elephant safari inside Kaziranga National Park. Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh Tanvir Monsur appreciated the dedicated work by the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation ( CWRC) under the Wildlife Trust of India at Borjuri in Kaziranga. �I am happy to see the divine job of CWRC in saving God�s creatures like rhinos, elephants, deer, leopard, etc. This is called humanity� remarked Tanvir Monsur in the comment book at the Centre.
During his visit to Koliabhomura with senior park officials, Tanvir Monsur greatly enjoyed boat riding and saw around ten river dolphins during the river trip, informed Director of Kaziranga National Park Shiva Kumar.
It is worth mentioning that Koliabor Sub- divisional administration under the leadership of SDO (Civil) Bitupan Neog started boat riding at Koliabhomura with the support of Kaziranga Forest Department during the initial phase, which was followed by opening of many ethnic food restaurants with the help of local communities and eco-development committees in nearby villages under Karbi Anglong District Council.
Neog informed that on December 25, Rs 28,000 was collected as revenue from boat riding at Koliabhomura, which was a very encouraging response from the tourism point of view.
Presently, boat riding at Koliabhomura is controlled by Kaziranga National Park authority for better safety of wildlife, including river dolphins.