Today, i.e. on 23.06.2018 a training programme on the topic of “ Sensitization of Police Personnel on Animal Laws (The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960)” was organized in Recruit Training Centre, Sector-26, Chandigarh under the guidance of Dr. O.P.Mishra, I.P.S., DIG, U.T., Chandigarh. The training programme was organized in presence of Shri Charanjit Singh, Dy.S.P./Training and Inspector Pardeep Kumar CLI/RTC, in which 90 Police officers/officials (Sub Inspectors, Assistant Sub Inspectors , Head Constables and Constables) of Chandigarh Police participated.
Mr. Inder Sandhu , M.Tech. , Director, PEEDU’s People (an NGO) from Mohali delivered the lectures and interacted with the participants on the reduction of human-animal conflict and sensitization to animal cruelty. This included issues like overloading of horse carts, overworking donkeys, abandonment and abuse to domestic animals. He further discussed how the Police can support animal welfare officers appointed by the Animal Welfare Board of India. In addition to that Police officers are also sensitized about the implementation of various Sections of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
The main objective of this training programme was to sensitize the Police officers/officials to prevent the cruelty on animals.