Elephant’s trunk and face painted with floral patterns, adorned with jewels to partake in a royal procession. With the raised trunk, the elephant salutes one and all – as it does not discriminate between anyone. The imposing pachyderm mesmerises every onlooker as they stop and glance at the magnificent animal. The tusker depicted in the painting with pretty traditional designs sketched on its trunk has palpable innocence in the eye. Children gather around it looking for an opportunity to take a ride. Undoubtedly, elephants are the most awe-inspiring mammals; they need to be preserved and nurtured so that bedecked elephants can continue to be part of our festivities for times to come.