Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar Hosts a Gala Dinner for the 71st Miss World Team to Advocate ‘Save The Tiger’ Campaign

The Aurika, Mumbai Skycity, set the stage for a grand gala dinner hosted by Shri Sudhir Sachchidanand Mungantiwar, the esteemed Cabinet Minister for Forests, Cultural Affairs, and Fisheries in the Maharashtra Government. The event highlighted the Government’s “Save the Tiger” Campaign.

The Miss World team was enthralled by a mesmerizing performance of dancers, donning majestic tiger costumes. The captivating presentation served as a stark reminder to preserve these magnificent creatures and their habitat.

Chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization, Ms. Julia Morley CBE said, “As ambassadors for positive change, we are proud to be invited to a gala that advocated such a strong message. Tigers are not just symbols of beauty and strength; they are vital to maintaining the ecological balance of our planet. Being driven by purpose, we are glad to see the efforts that are ensuring a sustainable future for these iconic animals.”

Shri Sudhir Sachchidanand Mungantiwar said, “The remarkable increase in tiger numbers from 3,890 in 2016 to 5,575 in 2023, with India and Nepal leading the charge by doubling the figures, is a testament to our collective dedication to preserving these magnificent big cats. Given the global influence of the Miss World team, hosting them seemed instrumental in taking the continued success of tiger conservation global, so that they can thrive in the wild for generations to come.”


The campaign aims to shed light on the imminent threats faced by tigers due to habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.

Successful Tiger count increase is the outcome of strategies of the government promoting coexistence among the communities around forests and the wildlife. We are organizing “Tadoba Festival” in Chandrapur, the tiger capital of the world during March 1 to 3 , 2024 to celebrate this success as well as to take these coexistence strategies global for conservation of our wildlife for future generations. I extend my invitation to Miss world team and contestants to visit Tadoba Festival and Tadoba Safari during the Tadoba Festival next week.

The grand finale on March 9, 2024 at Jio Convention Centre, Mumbai will be live streamed on Sony Liv app.

 About Miss World Organization:

The Miss World Organization is the oldest and most prestigious international beauty pageant in the world. Established in 1951, it celebrates the beauty, intellect, and humanitarian efforts of women from various countries. Miss World has a rich history of promoting charitable causes and empowering women to become agents of change in their communities and beyond.