New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist boxer Mary Kom has in a letter urged all education ministers of states and union territories across India to educate children in the official syllabuses to love and not harm animals.
Kom, also a multiple world champion, has joined hands with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for its Compassionate Ctitizen campaign. She has requested the ministers to include the humane-education programme in the textbooks, read a statement.
In her letter, Kom writes: "As the mother of three young sons, I strive to teach my children that we must be animals' biggest defenders. One of the best ways to knock out cruelty to animals is to teach compassion to young people."