This Art for Elephants component of the GajMahotsav was conceptualised to ignite elephants in the consciousness of the people and the policy makers and reinforce its status as India’s National Heritage Animal. The Asian Elephant and its 101 corridors need to be protected without which our forests and wildlife will be a poorer place. This idea created a platform for 101 artists to showcase their work at a nation-wide event and to bring forth the significance of the elephant in our rich culture and heritage.
The 101 elephants displayed at the Indira Gandhi National for Arts during the GajMahotsav will subsequently be placed in prominent public spaces across India. These elephant art pieces will act as flag bearers for their species, spreading the message of #RightOf Passage amongst the people of India. The Gaja Yatra has been curated by well known art curator Alka Pande.