The Assam government has decided to remove former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s name from Assam’s national park. As it recently received the Khel Ratna award. The park is to be renamed as it is also a tiger reserve as National Orange Park. The resolution for this change was authorised by the Assam government on Wednesday. The park covers a space of 79.28 sq km, it was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1985, and a national park in 1999.
The government authorities claim to change the name cause of the demand of the Adivasi and tea tribe to conjure a new name.
“Taking cognisance of the Adivasi and tea tribe community’s demands, the cabinet has decided to rename Rajiv Gandhi National Park as Orang National Park,” the government said