Dharamsala: 28th September is observed as World Rabies Day. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine. The department of health, CTA observed the day by allotting funds to provide anti-rabies vaccine to the dogs in our settlements. Today, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for the success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention. Around 100 dogs had been given anti-rabies vaccine at Dekyiling coordinated by the Dekyiling Hospital. In Ladakh, across three days, to around 145 stray dogs were sterilized and 36 pet dogs were given Anti-Rabies vaccine coordinated by the Ladakh, Primary Health Center.