August 12-15, 2018
Indira Gandhi National Centre for The Arts
New Delhi

Celebrating India's
Heritage Animal

Gaj Mahotsav is a celebration of the Asian Elephant as India’s National Heritage Animal. Open to all, the events span across four days and cover art, culture, dance, music, film, literature, spirituality, ecology, media and policy.
Organised by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and partner International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the United Nations Environment(UNEP).
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August 12-15, 2018


Indira Gandhi National Centre for The Arts, New Delhi


Starting on August 12, which is also the World Elephant Day, the celebrations will witness participation from policy makers; leaders of industry; eminent conservationists; influencers from the world of entertainment, sports, art and culture; school children and public, who will come forward to show their support for our national heritage animal and participate in the festivities through specially curated tracks bysome of the leading thought leaders in India.

Gaj Mahotsav will have a special area for display and sales of elephant themed products and produce from various NGOs invited to showcase their social enterprises. In keeping with the festive season coming up, visitors will have an opportunity of pledging their support to the cause of #RightOfPassage by tying a symbolic thread of allegiance (a rakhi) to an elephant sculpture at the venue.