World Elephant Day 2020

12 Aug 2020  Wed

Although, elephants are loved by most of the generations they are also on the verge of extinction. World Elephant Day focuses on bringing the world together to help elephants and also inform people and organizations about the threat that an elephant faces.

On 12 August 2012, the first international Elephant Day was celebrated. Since then, it is observed annually and this day is dedicated to the huge animal protection and preservation. World Elephant Day was conceived by the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark. It was officially launched on August 12, 2012.

Elephants are not only a cultural icon in India and throughout Asia; they also help to maintain the integrity of their forest and grassland habitats. Hence, elephants have been featured on a number of coins, stamps, and banknotes of India.

The above-shown banknote is issued in the year 1937. The Banknote depicts the emblem of Reserve Bank of India in the center flanked by two decorative elephants. The obverse of the banknote features the portrait King George V. These types of banknotes were withdrawn from the circulation in the year 1947.

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