Wednesday, July 29, 2015
RBI arm adopts two giraffes, lion and tiger at Mysuru zoo.
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (P) Ltd. (BRBNMPL), Mysuru, has displayed its commitment towards wildlife conservation by adopting two giraffes, a lion and a tiger at the Mysuru zoo under the popular animal adoption programme.
Under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the BRBNMPL adopted the animals for one year by paying the adoption fee of Rs 4 lakh.
The management of Mysuru zoo has thanked the BRBNMPL for its gesture.
“The interest shown by Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (P) Ltd., Mysuru for adopting these large mammals is commendable. Their valuable contribution to this novel scheme will inspire other corporate bodies and charitable institutions for taking part in this animal adoption scheme,” said Chief Conservator of Forests and Executive Director B.P. Ravi.
H.S. Thakur Desai, General Manager, B.V. Pagar, Assistant General Manager, and H.L. Puttalinga, Assistant Manager, Welfare, visited the zoo recently and received the adoption certificate after completing the adoption formalities.
The total adoption amount received from April 1, 2015, till this date is Rs.14,21,850 for 120 animals.
The Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran (P) Ltd. has assured of renewing the adoption within the coming years.
The zoo also stated that the former cricketer Anil Kumble has renewed his adoption of a giraffe and an Asiatic Lion consecutively for the last four years and the Karnataka Silk Industrial Corporation, Mysuru (KSIC) has also renewed the adoption of a giraffe and an elephant consecutively for the last six years.
Mr. Ravi expressed his gratitude to them for their concern towards the wildlife.
The former cricketer Anil Kumble has renewed his adoption of a giraffe and an Asiatic Lion