PM Narendra Modi turns 72 today, celebrates birthday with cheetahs
Bhopal : Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 72 on Saturday (September 17, 2022); to make the day special he will be releasing 8 cheetahs in the Kuno National park, marking the return of big cats in India after 70 years of their extinction.
Under a special agreement with Namibia, 8 cheetahs – 3 males and 5 females – have been brought to India.
The Return of Cheetahs in India
The cheetahs had gone extinct from India in 1952. The Indian government promised to bring back the big cats to different locations of the nation. In 2009, CCF held a meeting with the Indian government and proposed their plan to bring back the extinct animal on Indian turf.
Since then a lot of meetings have been done with the Namibia administration to churn out a proper agreement to make it happen. CCF is a not-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Namibia, which works towards saving and rehabilitating cheetahs in the wild.
The Supreme Court 2020 approved the project as a pilot programme to reintroduce the species.
In July 2020, India and the Republic of Namibia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the conservation of cheetah. The MoU includes Namibia's participation in Project Cheetah, with the government agreeing to donate the first eight individuals to launch the programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 72 Birthday
He may have added another year to his age number but he works like young blood even today. He never gets tired.
Even on his 72nd birthday, he will first address the nation over the return of cheetahs. He will address students at the first-ever convocation ceremony of students from ITIs on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, marking the elevation of the god of wordsmiths, ranked below many others in the Hindu pantheon, to a new pedestal.
It is also expected that he will pay a visit to his mother in Ahmedabad on his birthday.