Increasing number of tigers delighting: Karan Singh

Veteran Congress leader, Dr Karan Singh, who started the project Tiger in 1973, expressed delight Tuesday at the number of tigers reaching 3,000 in the country, and said that all the Prime Ministers from Indira Gandhi to Narendra Modi should be congratulated for the achievement.

In a statement issued here, Singh said that as Chairman of the Indian Board for Wild Life in 1969, he had persuaded Indira Gandhi to change the national animal from the Lion to Tiger.

“In 1973, I formally inaugurated project Tiger in the Corbett National Park,” he said, adding that the increase in the number of tigers is a tribute to thousands of forest guards working in the tiger projects and hundreds of project directors have laboured to protect the animal.