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March 3 : World Wild Life Day and National Defence Day

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World Wildlife Day

The World Wildlife Day is observed on March 3rd since 2014, to raise awareness of the World’s flora and fauna.

Why March 3rd was chosen as World Wildlife Day? 

Because on this date, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora was adopted.

Theme for 2015 World Wildlife Day –  “Wildlife Crime is serious, let’s get serious about wildlife crime“.

National Defence Day

National Defence Day is observed on March 3 every year. To commemorate this day, world’s largest and tallest Indian tricolour was unfurled at Town Park in Faridabad. The flag weighs 48 kg and has a 96 feet by 64 feet dimension. It was hoisted at a height of 250 feet, making it the largest and the highest hoisted Indian flag in the world. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor were present on the occasion.