Reading material on animal rights added in curriculum

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Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has included supplementary reading material on animal rights modules in the curriculum for young children.

Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain, in that regard, on Friday chaired the launching ceremony for the inclusion of material regarding animal rights in the curriculum.

Federal Minister said that this material would help young children adopt respectful behavior towards animals. He said that awareness about animal rights at such a young age would foster animal rights champions in our society.

He said the purpose of this initiative is to inculcate moderation in our society. He said that it is in line with the teachings of Islam as well.

Minister said that the book covers basic concepts of animal rights, different forms of abuse and neglect, Islamic principles of animal care, and legal aspects of animal rights.

It also includes strategies to ensure the protection of animals. He emphasized that animal rights have been previously neglected in our society and like climate change, it is of imperative importance that its awareness amongst the children of our nation is incorporated, as they are the leaders of tomorrow.

On the instructions of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has developed a Supplementary Reading Material (SRM) highlighting basic information on animal rights for young children.

In anticipation of World Animal Rights Day, which is celebrated on 10” December every year, the material on Animal Rights for children was launched today by the honorable Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain.

In the ceremony, Rana Tanveer Hussain was briefed that National Curriculum Council (NCC has developed Supplementary Reading Material (SRM) on Animal Rights to be printed by the National Book Foundation (NBF).