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.