Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Veterinary Doctors Association- Kashmir (JKVDA-K) on Saturday celebrated world veterinary day with traditional gusto and fervour. Highlights of the event were debating competition on Animal Welfare, also the theme of this year, in which IMI, Presentation Convent and Burn Hall Gigh School participated and presentations by postgraduate doctors on a host of issues from drug resistance to emerging diseases and possibility of mass application of new techniques like producing female calves only.
IMI got first position while as presentation convent students scored last two positions. District Development Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmed Shah and SSP Srinagar presented awards and certificates. Shah highlighted the need to consider animal sector in a big way for employment generation and development. On the occasion Director Animal Husbandry, Director Sheep Husbandry and former Director Mr Yaqoob were also present. Participants debated the problem of insensitivity towards animal welfare in the state and called for interventions from all stakeholders. Insightful presentations from debating students were highly appreciated by the audience. Vets from all the corners of the Valley were present on the occasion.