Award Distribution programme for the Equine owner and handlers

Lalitpur,

May 2017

Animal Nepal organized Best Equine owner Award- 2073 and Best Equine handler Award-2073 distribution programme on 11th and 17th May 2017 respectively.

Mumtaj Kasgar, won the title of Best Equine owner Award from Santaneshwor Brick kiln Lalitpur. Similarly 2nd prize winner: Muktaj Kasgar from Shree Bajra Barahi (RM) Brick Kiln and 3rd prize winner Rayman Kasgar from Shree no 1 Brick kiln. They received food for their equines, a tub and bucket to feed them from and nominal cash prize. 37 equine owners participated enthusiastically in the programme. Animal Nepal really hopes that this works as a small incentive for all equine owners to treat their working animals even better.

Similarly, in our equine handler programme; Manoj Sonkhar won the title of Best Equine handler Award 2073. Esrad Kasgar and Prakash Poudel won 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. 27 young equine handlers attended the programme. They are extremely hard- working people who work earnestly at their job with their only friends, the hard-working equines! After the prize distribution, Animal Nepal showed them a movie “Tahaana” about a relationship between a boy and his mule. A little show of appreciation to these handlers at the end of the season!! The participants watched it with great interest.

 

According to AN Executive Director Uttam Kafle, “This programme is to motivate all the participants to treat their hard working equines even better and more importantly to spread the message of welfare for these animals in such a harsh environment”. Equine Outreach Programme Coordinator Dr. Atish Kumar Yadav also explained the winning criteria to all participants and encouraged them to continue with their good work.

President Pramada Shah, Programme Manager Kapil Kafle, Advocacy Office Urvashi Rana, Equine Outreach Programme Coordinator Dr.Atish Kumar Yadav and the rest of the team distributed the cash prizes and certificate to them.

Animal Nepal team member Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma,Vet Sajana Thapa, Para vets Tara Budhathoki, Santosh Pokhrel and Mana Nepali, caretaker Santa Bahadur Shrestha were all present in the programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the awareness session and healthy interaction !

 

Lalitpur. April 2017-

On a warm Saturday on 1st April, Animal Nepal Equine outreach team reached Bajra Brick kiln at Aarubot, Lalitpur district to conduct an educational and awareness session for equine owners and equine handlers.

At the Bajra Brick kiln, there are 37 equines, with 24 enthusiastic handlers looking after these lovely equines.

Equine owners Genu,Isril and Rustam had come all the way from Nepalgunj.

Animal Nepal Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma briefed the owners and handlers regarding the educational/awareness programme and the benefits of the programme.

The participants were very interested. They realized that a healthy equine would be beneficial for everyone’s individual interest.

Dr.Atish Yadav, Co-ordinator of the Equine Outreach Programme, discussed about equine healthcare and basic treatment. He explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. He further explained all the methods in detail which were quite effective. The education/awareness programme was informative, educative and beneficial.

Equine owner Rustam explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. Everybody was relaxed as we enjoyed doing the programme in the mild sun outdoors on the grass. We found that the participants were responsive and equally enjoyed the awareness campaign. The team distributed Ludo kits to the equine handlers.

Animal Nepal team member Dr. Sajana Thapa, Para vets Tara Budhathoki,Santosh Gautam,Mana Nepali and assistant Ramchandra Shrestha  were also present and talked about equine management and healthcare. We continue to help the working equines and the people who are working with the hard working equines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Enjoying the programme on a sunny day on grassy terrain!!

 

Lalitpur. March 2017-

On a warm Saturday on 25th March, Animal Nepal Equine outreach team reached Bolbom Brick kiln at Aarubot, Lalitpur district to conduct an educational programme for equine owners and equine handlers.

At the Bolbom Brick kiln, there are 36 equines, with three equine owners and 21 handlers looking after the equines.

Equine owner Tara Shrestha had come from Lalitpur, while Akhil Kasgar had come all the way from Nepalgunj and Hanif Shekh from Babajung, India.

Animal Nepal Program Manager Kapil Kaphle briefed the owners and handlers regarding the educational/awareness programme and the benefits of the programme.

The participants were very interested. They realized that a healthy equine would be beneficial for everyone’s individual interest.

Tara Budhathoki, vet technician of the Equine Outreach Programme, discussed about equine health care and basic treatment. She explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. She further explained all the methods in detail which were quite effective. The Educational programme was informative, educative and beneficial.

Equine owner Hanif Shekh explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. Unlike, last time when we had to conduct the similar programme inside a donkey shed due to rainy weather, this time we enjoyed doing the programme in the mild sun outdoors on a grassy ground. We found that the participants were responsive and equally enjoyed the awareness campaign. The team distributed Ludo kits to the  equine handlers.

Animal Nepal team member Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma and Para vet Mana Nepali were also present and talked about equine management and healthcare. We are empowering equine owners and handlers so they can work on betterment of their animals.