International Tiger Day also known as World Tiger Day or Global Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29th July. This day aims to encourage all to take appropriate actions to save this wild cat from extinction. It also seeks to protect and increase tiger habitats. The day is also observed worldwide by many International Organizations. This year Regional Headquarters, NE Region Bharat Scouts and Guides, observed the day along with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), India at Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG), State Training Centre, Maligaon, N. F. Railway.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Chief Patron BSG/NFR & General Manager/NFR Shri Anshul Gupta, State Chief Commisioner & Principal Chief Personnel Officer/NFR Shri Chandrajit Saikia. Mrs. Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, State Coordinator, WWF India, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh State Office (AAPSO) along with State Council Members of BSG/NFR, State Officials, Assistant Director NER Region BSG, State Secretary of Assam State BSG and members of Headquarter District Association were also present. In his speech Shri Anshul Gupta, General Manager/NFR spoke about the importance of protecting various species of wild life for maintaining the proper balance of our habitat and mentioned about initiatives taken by railways in this regard.
International SOS’s video on tiger which was screened online for the first time in International Tiger Youth Summit on 28thJuly, 2022 was also shown offline on 29th July, 2022 at the celebration. To spread the awareness about the importance of tiger’s various competitions like post card making, quiz competition, doodle art exhibition with a message on tiger conservation were also held at BSG Training Centre, Maligaon.