Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, once observed “The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.
It gives me immense pleasure and happiness to learn that the Animal Welfare Fortnight is celebrated every year from January 14 to January 30 to create awareness in the civic society to treat all animal life with respect, kindness and compassion.
Animals have contributed immensely for the welfare of human beings from the dawn of civilization. It is the obligation of human beings not to abuse and exploit animals for their greed. Even during the present time, it is all the more important that we human beings learn to co-exist with the animals and it is our moral duty to see that the animals are treated humanely and with compassion. The concept of preventing cruelties to animals will be greatly served through awareness campaigns and imparting human education.