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Celebration of World Animal Day, 2021


The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) celebrated World Animal Day 2021 on 4th October at Kamdhenu Dham Gaushala (Nagar Nigam Gaushala), Gurugram, Haryana (run by Shri Chetan Dass Gosanvardhan, Sangel, Ujina) in benevolence presence of Shri Parshottam Rupala, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India and Shri Jai Prakash Dalal, Minister, Animal Husbandry Department, Govt. of Haryana. The Day is celebrated every year on 4 October internationally, on the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, to educate humans about how their actions impact animals and create awareness about the protection of animals all over the world. The first celebration of World Animal Day was observed in March, 1925. This Day is observed globally to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards. The celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education, we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

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