SKUAST-K celebrates World Veterinary Day-2019

SKUAST-K celebrates World Veterinary Day-2019

SRINAGAR: SKUAST-K on Saturday celebrated World Veterinary Day (WVD)-2019 at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (FVSC & AH), Shuhama, Alusteng. The theme for current year was value of vaccination.
This day marked the culmination of a month-long series of events which included farmers’ awareness programmes, vaccination to animals, Brucellosis testing, blood donation camp, campus cleanliness drive, cattle show, and sports activities, an official handout read.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of WVD-2019, Prof Mujeeb Fazili threw light on the value of vaccination in animals. He emphasised on advantages of animal vaccination that might have far reaching effects on humans.
Dean FVSC & AH, Prof G N Sheikh informed that the 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, read the handout.
On the occasion, DDC Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary emphasised 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 should also be developed.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nazeer Ahmad while speaking on the occasion 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 then transferring that to the stakeholders.
A ‘Veterinary Day’ rally, unfurling of ‘World Veterinary Association’ flag by the vice chancellor, playing of university anthem and a livestock technology exhibition were the other highlights of the day, the handout added.