PM Modi enjoys elephant safari at Assam's UNESCO site.

PM Modi enjoys elephant safari at Assam’s UNESCO site.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Assam, marking the first such visit by a prime minister since 1957. He began his visit with an elephant safari followed by a jeep safari in the Mihimukh area of the park’s Central Kohora range, accompanied by park director Sonali Ghosh and other forest officials. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma welcomed Modi at Tezpur airport for his two-day visit to the northeastern state.

During his stay, Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for development projects worth INR 18,000 crore, a collaboration between the Assam and Central governments. Sarma expressed excitement on social media, welcoming Modi to Assam.

Modi then traveled by helicopter to Golaghat district, where Kaziranga is situated, spending the night at the World Heritage site. He is scheduled to address a public meeting regarding the development projects. This visit underscores the significance of conservation and development initiatives in the region, highlighting the government’s commitment to both environmental preservation and socio-economic growth.

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