Updates from the campaign
Aircel Presents Kids for Tigers (The Sanctuary Tiger Programme: 2010 – 2011)
Aircel has partnered with Sanctuary Magazine on "Kids for Tigers". ‘Kids for Tigers’ is an action based environmental education programme in 275 schools across 15 cities pan-India. This program has been running for the last ten years by Sanctuary Asia’seditor, Bittu Sahgal. By using the tiger as a symbol of the environmental health of our country, explaining how the survival of the tiger in the wild is linked with the survival of all of the diverse natural richness that India is gifted with along with climate change mitigation. ‘Kids for Tigers’ has been active for the last 10 years and the theme for 2010-2011 is ‘Save Our Tigers’.
The KFT cities will be divided into three groups: six metros, nine small cities and five small towns. A city wise break-up of the target is given below.
No. City Target number of schools
1 Mumbai 30
2 Delhi 25
3 Bengaluru 25
4 Chennai 25
5 Kolkata 25
  5 Metro Total 130
6 Amravati 10
7 Akola 15
8 Nagpur 15
9 Gondia 5
10 Chandrapur 5
11 Guwahati 15
  6 Small cities Total 65
12 Ramnagar 25
13 Sundarbans 25
14 Sawai Madhopur 25
15 Paratwada 5
  4 Small Towns 80
  Total 275
Achievements of this campaign
  • Two day symposium in Delhi on the " The Future of the Bengal Tiger " where the keynote addresses were by Dr. Karan Singh, Mr. Jairam Ramesh and other known conservationalists , Valmik Thapar and Belinda Wright. This was followed by the Teachers Environmental Leadership Workshop for all the schools participating in KFT from Delhi.
  • Two-day symposium on “The Future of the Bengal Tiger” in Kolkata followed by the Teachers Environmental Leadership Workshop for all the schools participating in KFT from Kolkata and Sunderbans.
  • Actor Naseeruddin Shah flagged off the Kids for Tigers' Save Our Tigers rally of 400+ kids from the Mahadevi Birla Girls Higher Secondary School in Kolkata. Mr.Fateh Singh Rathore, Dr.Samir Sinha of WWF Traffic India, Mr.Pradeep Vyas the Director of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve and Dr.Monirul H.Khan (from Bangladesh) too were part of the rally.
  • A similar two-day event took place across Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
  • Eco- friendly Ganesh Festival at Amravati
  • KFT Rally at Nirmal High School in Gondia on the occasion of Nag Panchami
  • NDTV KFT signature campaign across the four metros: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata where around 3,47,000 signatures were collected
    • Mumbai - 43,789
      Delhi - 32,982
      Bangalore - 1,27,489
      Chennai - 60,360
      Kolkatta - 82,440
      Total - 3,47,060
    • Highest number of signatures : A total of 1,27,489 signatures were collected
      by the schools in Bangalore. Vidyaniketan Public school, Ullalupanagar got the
      highest number of signatures - 29,009 !
  • KFT Tree plantation activity that took place at Govt. Secondary School, Ranwal, Sawai Madhopur on Aug 8, 2010.
*1411 is average estimate of India's wild tigers, as per the monitoring exercise by Wildlife Institute of India in association with NTCA, Government of India in 2008. PrivecyPolicy | Terms&Condition