MP Manika Gandhi address via video conferencing
By: Arshad Dijoo
Charai Sharief: Life foundation Charai Sharief Tuesday held a daylong seminar on Animal welfare challenges in Kashmir.
The event was organized in collaboration with an animal welfare organization “KAWFcares” and was presided over by environmental lawyer and amicus curie J&K High court Advocate Nadeem Qadri.
While as parliamentarian and animal rights activist Manika Gandhi addressed the gathering through video conferencing.
The day began with the presentations made by Life school students emphasising the need for compassion and better attitude towards animal life. Students presented their concepts through various skits and group discussions whereby different ideas were shared for better man-animal interface.
KAWF cares trained volunteers also held a demonstration of various animal rescue and relief modules and shared different methods and means of helping animals in distress.
Chairperson “People for Animals” organization and sitting Member of Parliament Manika Gandhi participated in the seminar virtually.
Manika Gandhi in her 45 minute address to the gathering highlighted the need to inculcate a sense of compassion towards animal community besides other aspects of human-animal interface.
“If we deal with animals with compassion and take care of them and love them the same will be better reciprocated by the animals” Manika Gandhi said.
Manika Gandhi also shared instances of various manmade disasters in different parts of the country and cautioned the young minds against such things being repeated in Kashmir.
Nighat Assadullah Lone founding member KAWFcares also participated virtually.
Later the chief guest and environmental lawyer and amicus curie J&K high court Nadeem Qadri shared a power point presentation highlighting different aspects of animal and environmental welfare concepts. He stressed upon the students to inculcate in them a deep sense of care and compassion towards animal community and also diverse environmental issues.
“I have travelled fifty kilometers to meet you and share my experiences with you so that you tackle nature issues very delicately in life,” Qadri stressed upon the participating students.
Range Officer Doodganga wildlife range Tariq Nazir Shah amongst others also participated in the seminar and encouraged students for nature and animal care.
Later the event concluded with a presentation ceremony where momentos and medals were presented to the performing students.