Praveen Ohal

Mission Rabies, India, September 2020

Praveen Ohal of Mission Rabies received a Rabies Hero Award for his dedication and work towards controlling rabies in India. He works with the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) and several groups at different locations and is dedicated to helping achieve the global goal Zero by 30.

Since his childhood, Praveen was driven by the desire to make a difference in the world. In 2001 he set up a charity in Ranchi working to improve animal welfare. In 2013 he joined Mission Rabies, inspired by their dream of a rabies-free world, and worked tirelessly towards making Ranchi a first rabies free city in India. This was achieved in 2017 and Ranchi still celebrates zero human deaths every year.

Praveen is also active providing trainings on dog catching and rabies prevention. Together with Mission Rabies he raised awareness in Thailand, Malaysia and Afghanistan. Receiving the award Praveen told us “My goal is to encourage more people to get involved in the fight against rabies and inspire more people the way your award has inspired me.”