Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, along with his family, visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura, Churmura in Uttar Pradesh, and interacted with its founders and staff members. The sanctuary, which rescues and provides medical care for captive Asian elephants across India, was closed to the public for 2 hours as security measures were carried out for the visit. The Trudeau family’s week-long stay in India includes halts in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi. While tweeting about the visit, Trudeau wrote “@WildlifeSOS is doing important work rescuing captive Asian elephants across India, and giving them a new chance at life. Thanks for the very warm welcome at your sanctuary today”.
— As reported by ANI, dated Feb 18, 2018