Srinagar: The activity of the Animal Husbandry Department Kashmir on ‘World Rabies Day’ has featured in the respected ‘Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)’ website. GARC is the leading international rabies non-profit organization.
Regarding the anti-rabies campaign in Kashmir, the GARC website states that mass awareness programmes regarding rabies elimination from the province through educational seminars/sessions, events in different educational institutions of the Kashmir valley were organised, reads the information on the website of the organization.
“These different activities highlighted the possibilities of rabies elimination through mass awareness at grass root level targeting vulnerable sections of the society,” it reads.
The website also states that different competitions were organized and the winners and runner-ups were felicitated on 28 September 2018 by the chief Guest Dr. A. H. Samoon, Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport department.
“The literature in English/ Urdu to increase awareness about rabies and preventing the disease was distributed, The department’s resource persons delivered lectures regarding “Elimination of Rabies”, Short documentaries were showcased. Free Anti-Rabies Vaccination Camp and General Health Check-Up” for pets, at the Central Veterinary Hospital, Directorate of Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Red Cross Road, Gaw Kadal Srinagar, Kashmir, on 28th September 2018 was organized,” states the website while giving out summary of events in Kashmir on World Rabies Day.