Former minister and current member of Indian parliament, Mrs. Maneka Gandhi visited the Animal Care Section of Tibet Charity on 6th October 2013.
Being a strong lover of animals, she took time special time out of her busy schedule to pay a special visit to the animal care section of Tibet Charity. During the visit, she enquired about the functioning of the clinic and special programs being taken up by Tibet Charity for controlling the dog population and rabies among the street dogs. When she was explained about the works being done by Tibet Charity, she commended TC for its good work. She suggested that we could have better coordination with the State Animal Husbandry Department and the NGOs around here to achieve better success in controlling the stray dog population in the whole of Kangra district.
She promised all help necessary in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Animal Welfare programs initiated by us.
Before leaving, she took time to answer some questions posed to her regarding the problems related to monkeys in residential areas. She felt that monkeys aren’t problems for humans but the opposite as humans have cut down trees and their natural habitats to build more houses. In such a situation, she felt that it is natural for the monkeys to wander into human territory for food and shelter. Only solution she felt is to plant more trees, especially fruit trees.
She also took some questions related to Indian politics.