New Delhi, Mar 15 (UNI) Over 75 students from various schools of Delhi today met Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit requesting her to express their concern over the dwindling number of tigers before the Prime Minister.
The students, who have formed 'Save the Indian Tiger Movement' handed over a memorandum to Ms Dikshit this evening at her residence. Most of the students belonged to class IX, but some class XII students too had joined despite Board exams.
The students claimed that the implementation of wildlife laws was poor in the country as the poaching continued unabated.
They said China had set up a tiger breeding park two years ago with 80 tigers. Now the park boasts of over 800 tigers. The students suggested a similar programme in the country.
''Since you are our local guardian, we request you to carry our concerns to the guardian of the nation (PM),'' requested the CM.
UNI NAB Mir BD1950