Jan 8 2024
E22 : Tiger Man of India - Kailash Sankhala
Welcome to A Century of Stories presented by IDFC FIRST Bank!In this episode, Kunal Vijayakar unveils the fascinating tale of Project Tiger and the Tiger Man of India - Kailash Sankhala!The 1970s marked a dire revelation for India's Bengal tigers, with their population plummeting to alarming levels. Kailash Sankhala, then Director of the Delhi Zoo, brought this crisis to light through a groundbreaking tiger census report. Faced with the imminent threat of extinction, Sankhala's relentless efforts paved the way for a pivotal moment in Indian conservation history.Explore how Sankhala, with his deep passion for wildlife preservation, garnered support from Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, leading to the initiation of 'Project Tiger' on April 1st, 1973. Sankhala's role as the project's first director, coupled with the designation of the tiger as India's national animal, set the stage for a remarkable conservation journey.New episodes out every Monday!Open IDFC FIRST Bank savings account : https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/personal-banking/accounts/savings-account?utm_source=ig&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=June&utm_content=COSKnow more about Zero Fee Banking :https://www.idfcfirstbank.com/getmorefromyourbank?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=centuryofstories&utm_campaign=cosepi1&utm_term=Aug23Follow ‘A Century of Stories’ official Instagram handle at @acenturyofstoriesSubscribe to A Century of Stories YT channelListen to A Century of Stories across Audio PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Gaana | Amazon Music | Jio SaavnFollow our host Kunal on Instagram at @kunalvijayakarAnd don’t forget to rate us!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.