Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has been conferred with ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by animal rights body PETA India. He has been awarded by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for allocating funds to feed community animals in Odisha during the lockdown over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The lockdown has not only affected people but animals as well. In the concern that the animals do not go starving in such conditions, CM approved of Rs 54 lakhs from a relief fund to feed animals of the community. The initiative undertaken to feed animals are conducted in five municipal corporations and all 48 municipalities of Odisha.
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- PETA established: March 22, 1980
- Headquarters: Norfolk, Virginia, United States.