Jammu April 05: An awareness programme was organized in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Boys’ Hostel, old University Campus, Canal Road, here in collaboration with SAVE (Save Animals Value Environment), a Jammu based society working for the welfare of the neighborhood animals.
Prof. Jigar Mohammad, Dean Research studies, was the chief guest of the programme, which started with paying floral tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh and lighting of the lamp. The programme was an initiative to create awareness among the borders of the hostel and the residents of the old campus, the University of Jammu regarding their duties towards neighborhood animals.
SAVE is a Jammu based society for preventing cruelty to animals. The society is working vastly as a savior to sick and injured stray animals and safeguards their rights. It also works for controlling the stray population and volunteers itself for the help of general public as and when they are in need, the chairperson briefed.
Prof. Jigar Mohammad in his address laid stress on owning street dogs and caring other animals and should not disgust these animals. He further quoted historical perspective in which the neighborhood animals were given due importance in civilized setup.
Sh. Vikram Randhawa, MLC was the special guest of the function and he called upon the youths to lead the society to better standing which to be known by the treatment its members give the animals and the elderly ones whereas S. Taranjit Singh, a patron member of SAVE stressed upon the coexistence of men and animals.
Earlier, the warden of the hostel, Prof. Lalit Sen Sharma formally welcomed the guests whereas Mrs. Rumpy Madaan, the Chairperson of the society introduced the society to the audience and sensitized them to be compassionate to the stray animals.
Prof. Yash Pal Sharma. Provost Boys’ Hostels in his remarks, emphasized that Indians had been feeding and caring neighborhood animals since ages and youngsters need to follow this tradition wholeheartedly.
The programme included the introduction to animal welfare by Sh. Ravi Puri, former secretary Red Cross, a session on the knowledge about Rabies by Mr. Tauseef Ahmed, first aid tips for helping neighborhood animals by Ms. Shweta Sood, members of Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations, New Delhi and awareness about animal rights and law enforcement by Sr. Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Mrs. Gurvinder Kaur, member SAVE and a formal vote of thanks was given by Dr. Tirath Ram, Resident Warden of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Boys’ Hostel.
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