World Lion Day: PM Modi lauds all those working towards protecting the king of jungle’s habitat

As India celebrates the World Lion Day on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the dedication of all those working towards protecting the habitat of the majestic animal. 

Today the Asiatic lion survives in the wild only in India. Photo courtesy: Narendra Modi X

The Prime Minister tweeted: “World Lion Day is an occasion to celebrate the majestic lions that captivate our hearts with their strength and magnificence. India is proud to be home to the Asiatic Lions and over the last few years there has been a steady rise in the lion population in India."

"I laud all those working towards protecting the habitat of lions. May we continue to cherish and protect them, ensuring they thrive for generations to come,” he said. 

In August 2020, PM Modi had announced the launching of the Project Lion,  involving conservation of the Asiatic Lion and its landscape in a holistic manner.

The Project Lion entails habitat development, engaging modern technologies in lion management and addressing the issues of disease in Lion and its associated species through advanced research and  veterinary care.