SKUAST-K celebrates ‘World Veterinary Day’
Srinagar: World Veterinary Day-2019 was celebrated at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Shuhama, Alusteng on 27th April, 2019. The theme for current year was ‘Value of vaccination’. This day marked the culmination of one month long series of events which included awareness programmes for farmers, vaccination to animals, Brucellosis testing, Blood donation camp, Campus cleanliness drive, Cattle show, and Sports activities.
Prof Nazeer Ahmad, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Kashmir was chief guest while Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, DC Srinagar was Guest of Honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of WVD-2019, Prof Mujeeb Fazili put light on value of vaccination in animals. He laid emphasis on advantages of Animal Vaccination that might have far reaching effects on humans.
Dean FVSC & AH, Prof G N Sheikh informed that faculty has brought laurels to the university by getting 2nd Position in ranking of JRF by ICAR. He also highlighted the various achievements of the faculty and pointed out some of the problems faced by it.
DC Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary, while speaking on the occasion, laid emphasis on self-employment by the veterinarians. He also spoke about food adulteration and increased cancer rate in the valley. Besides, he opined that facilities for checking food adulteration be developed.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Kashmir, Prof Nazeer Ahmad congratulated the faculty for overall achievements particularly bringing 2nd Rank to the University. He stressed on the faculty to showcase the technologies which have been developed by the faculty and transfer to the stake holders.
A Veterinary Day Rally, Unfurling of World Veterinary Association Flag by the Chief Guest Playing of University Tarana and the Livestock Technology Exhibition were the other highlights of the Day.