New Delhi: Around 70 parliamentarians along with their families are all set to participate in the 'JK Tyre-Constitution Club of India Car Rally for the MPS' in New Delhi on Sunday with purpose of endorsing the cause of 'Save Our Tigers' and calling for action for better tiger protection.
The Constitution Club of India (CCI) and JK Tyre & Industries Limited have joined hands for the second consecutive year in their effort to spread social awareness, this year's being the cause of 'Save Our Tigers'.
The supporters of this cause are eminent parliamentarians and diplomats who will come together to participate in a Time, Speed, Distance (TSD) rally that will start from the CCI and culminate at Hotel Taj Palace.
The Vice-President of India, Hamid Ansari, will flag off the event at 0930 hrs tomorrow and then it will travel through various parts of the city. Finally, the winners will be felicitated by Jayanthi Natrajan, Minister of State for Environment & Forest (Independent Charge).
The Guest of Honour on the occasion will be Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Salman Khurshid, Minister for Law & Justice and Minority Affairs.
Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Agatha Sangma, Minister of State for Rural Development will also be present.
"This is an opportunity of Indian parliament to express the solidarity and be agent to spread awareness across the country for the national animal -- tiger," said Rajeev Pratap
Rudy, Member of Parliament & Secretary (Administration), Constitution Club of India.
From around 40,000 at the turn of the last century, there are very few wild tigers left in India today. Illegal poaching of tigers and destruction of their habitats are among the biggest challenges faced in the fight to 'Save Our Tigers'.
"This initiative is in line with our continued commitment to Save Our Tigers," said Rahul Saighal, Chief Marketing Officer, Aircel.