Gangtok, 26 Mar:
Guardians of Gangtok, an animal welfare group of Sikkim, called on the Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, at Raj Bhawan today evening.
The Union Minister, who is a passionate animal rights activist and the chairperson of People for Animals [PFA], enquired about the groups work here, their requirements and the challenges they might be facing.
She spoke extensively about animal protection laws and how to take up a vegan way of life and how to encourage and inspire others to do the same.
Praising Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and his works, she informed that she was impressed that Sikkim was the only State in the country to have allocated separate funds for animal welfare.
She encouraged the group to work more efficiently and reach out to as many people as possible in adapting mindfulness living.
The members of the Guardians of Gangtok were accompanied by Project Coordinator, Sikkim Anti Rabies and Animal Health [SARAH], Dr Thinley N Bhutia.