Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#Nargis Fakhri extends support to #Aircel’s‘Save Our Tigers’initiative

Nargis Fakhri extends support to Aircel’s‘Save Our Tigers’initiative
Actress Nargis Fakhri came forward to support tiger conservation and encourage the brave guardians of the wild at the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole. The actress extended her support to Aircel’s‘Save Our Tigers’ initiative by signing for the Signature Campaign 2014.

At the event, Aircel donated 35 units of gas stoves and solar chargers to the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) of the National Park. Brinda Malhotra, Head Corporate Social Responsibility, Aircel and Jose Louies,Regional Head- South India - Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)in presence of actress NargisFakrihanded over the equipment to ACF Lindaraju, Head of STPF. The actress experienced the working of the hand-held devices given to the STPF staff to understand the cost effective ways technology is helping tiger conservation.

Brinda Malhotra, Head Corporate Social Responsibility, Aircel, said, “Aircel has been dedicated towards the cause of tiger conservation for the past six years through our ‘Save Our Tiger’s initiative, to create awareness and garner mass support for the cause. We are committed to provide resource support to the STPF of Bandipur and Nagarhole Tiger Reserves in consultation with the Karnataka State Forest Department.”

Karnataka was the first state to create the Special Tiger Protection force (STPF) in Bandipur Tiger Reserve. There are around 100 anti-poaching camps in Bandipur and Nagarhole, with 48 in the latter alone. Approximately 500 frontline forest staff and STPF staff stand to benefit from this continuing support initiative in both Bandipur TR and Rajiv Gandhi TR. Each camp will be provided the equipment and the 35 handed over today are only the first installment of the ongoing support to add to the existing infrastructure.