Dogs sashay down ramp to win titles

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Mar 12, 2015 00:12 IST

Delhi Public School (DPS) on Wednesday organised a first of its kind pet show ‘Who let the pet in’, with an aim to educate and sensitise students about the importance of pets and inculcating love and care for animals in them.

The show was dedicated to superstar pets, who were accompanied by their masters, and left the audience stunned when sashayed down the ramp smartly. The participating pets were mainly birds and dogs, and the breeds that participated at the event were Beagle, Rottweiler, Dalmatian and others.

They also bagged titles such as ‘Most handsome dog’, ‘Most stylish walk’, ‘Most appealing eyes’, ‘Waggiest tail’, ‘Best groomed pet’ and many more.

At the event, informative and knowledgeable tips on how to groom pets were given by Vikram Sehgal, an expert in pet caring and grooming business.

The show was a brain child of principal Sangeeta Singh, who wants her students to grow as pet lovers. She believes children who grow with pets are usually loving, responsible and sensitive human beings.
At the event, the school authorities also emphasised that medical researchers have proved that pets increase the longevity of those who had heart attacks and in many cases, their presence has been known to reduce blood pressure as well.

“Our smart pets are not merely domestic animals, but are actually our super power heroes,” said the principal.

“Pets do not care about your looks, your financial status, your social standing, your caste, creed or religion. They see you for who you are. It is probably this quality of unconditional acceptance that sets pets apart from humans,” she added.

On the occasion, the school also involved the parents and children in a fun activity, where they have to divulge information about their pets such as age, most memorable moment with their pet, two best qualities and a secret that make their pets so special.

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