Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tribute to dead lion by Sasan

Tribute to dead lion by Sasan
Divya Bhaskar
Briefly translated from Gujarati

A never before incidence of lion death occurred by falling from the bridge. In similar way 'never before' such a tribute was given to a dead animal by the people or village. Sasan village is hub to visit Gir lions. To mourn the death of the lion, villagers, shop keepers, Safari vehicle operators and every one volunteer closed their businesses for one day.

Once again this shows how locals love for lions. And this love for lions. And this love for locals have only saved Gir lions from extinction in the beginning of 19th sanctuary. This Pratha of love for wild animals was started by Nawab of Junagadh in 18th sanctuary. Villagers also took out a rally to the forest office. There a "Prathna Sabha" was organized for peace of the departed soul. Deputy Conservator of Forest, Sndeep Kumar, also participate in the process.

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