With reports of stray dog attacks pouring in from different parts of the country, Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) have decided to impart its students lessons on dog behaviour, post-bite care and rabies prevention in its over 1,100 schools. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has tied up with Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) for this purpose. Besides providing lessons about post-bite care and rabies prevention, students of Kendriya Vidyalayas will be taught about basic dog behaviour and how to react in front of ferocious dogs.
"The decision has been taken following a series of instances of dog bite and rabies cases in different parts of the country. The education programme will be supported by FIAPO's education material and efforts of local animal protection groups and individuals," a KVS official said.
Earlier, the government approved establishment of 13 Kendriya Vidyalays in the civil sector. The decision was taken in the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Other members of the Committee are Minister of Defence, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution.
These 13 Kendriya Vidyalayas will be constructed in different states of our country. In Uttar Pradesh, schools will be constructed in Banda, Mirjapur, Bhadohi, Baoli and CISF Surajpur. In Manipur, it will be constructed in Chakpikarong. The Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jharkhand will be constructed in Palamau district. Some of the finalised locations for the Kendriya Vidyalaya are Siddipet in Telangana, Kudamalakunte in Karnataka, Washim, and Parbhani in Maharashtra, Devkund and Nawada in Bihar.