Guwahati: The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and Duchess Catherine have expressed distress and are heartbroken at animal deaths and flooding in Kaziranga National Park.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also appreciated the relief and rescue efforts of the forest rangers in the national park.
In a letter to P Sivakumar, director of the park, both recalled their happy memories when they visited the park in April 2016.
“We are shocked by what has happened. The deaths of so many animals, including one-horned rhino, are deeply upsetting. We know from our visit how dedicated all the staff in Kaziranga are in caring for the park’s wildlife and can only begin to imagine what a difficult time this must be. Catherine and I greatly admire all the work that you and rangers at Kaziranga are doing to risk your own safety, rescue animals and contain the damage,” the letter, issued on July 21, 2020, said.
Meanwhile, Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Fishery, Excise, Environment & Forest under Government of Assam took to his Twitter account to share the letter sent by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Attaching the letter in the post the minister wrote, “My sincere gratitude towards His Royal Highness Prince William & Kensington Palace for their deep concerns on the flood situation of Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve. Your admiring words towards the ever dedicated staff of KNP will empower them with more encouragement for safeguarding the park.”
My sincere gratitude towards His Royal Highness Prince William & @KensingtonRoyal for their deep concerns on the flood situation of @kaziranga_. Your admiring words towards the ever dedicated staff of @kaziranga_ will empower them with more encouragement for safeguarding the park pic.twitter.com/e3Mq2Z0Ldc
— Parimal Suklabaidya (@ParimalSuklaba1) July 24, 2020