Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vets Club Ludhiana ® celebrates “World Veterinary Day-2013”


Vets Club Ludhiana® recognized by Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environmental & Forestry, Govt. of India, celebrated "World Veterinary Day-2013" on Sunday, the 28th April 2013, on its campus at 1/A, H-Block, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab.Technical Programme was sponsored by Punjab State Veterinary Council, Chandigarh and Nestle India Limited, Moga. The celebrations started with a Free Camp for Antirabic Veterinary, Deworming & Deticking of Dogs & Cats, which was inaugurated by Bibi Veeran Bedi, Councilor of the area and sponsored by AAS- A Ray of Hope, an NGO being run by animal lovers. Technical-cum-Cultural programme started at 6:30 p.m. which was inaugurated by Dr. H.S. Sandha, Director, Punjab State Department of Animal Husbandry as the Chief Guest by lighting ceremonial lamp. The chief guest also released Volume 1 (i), 2013 Issue of Vets Press, Newsletter of the Club for circulation amongst members of the club and other interested veterinarians of livestock farmers. Technical programme included lectures related to the theme of the celebrations i.e. "Vaccination - in prevention and control of diseases in animal". Dr. Ajit Singh, Prof.-cum-Head, Deptt. of Veterinary Microbiology, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Hisar, Haryana, delivered the main lecture, followed by lecture on the theme relating to parasitic diseases by Dr. L.D. Singla, Prof.-cum-Head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, , GADVASU, Ludhiana and another one relating to Wild-life animals by Dr. M.P. Singh, Senior Veterinary Officer, Chhatbir Zoological Park, Chandigarh. Presentation of lecture was followed by a Panel Discussion-cum-Question-Answer Session, which was presided over by Professor Dr. H.S. Sandhu and Dean, College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, Ludhiana and Dr. P.N. Dwevedi, Professor of Veterinary Microbiology acted as the Floor Coordinator. The Panelists' consisted of Dr. Kirti Dua, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and In-charge Wild-life Centre, GADVASU. Dr. N.S. Sharma, Professor-cum-Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, GADVASU and Professor Dr.Vandana Verma, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana.

Vets Club Ludhiana® took a lead this year in honoring & felicitating sixteen persons for their distinguished contributions including four Veterinarian Entrepreneurs including Retd. Professor Dr. M.L. Kansal for his valuable innovations in poultry farming, Dr. Satish Kumar Chadha, a successful veterinarian poultry farmer, Dr. Sunil Dutt Rampal running an ISO certified company Imperial. Marketing Services India, Pvt. Ltd since 1990, job provider to more than 200 persons and Dr. Sham Tewari, Chairman-cum-Managing Director VETS, FARMA Ltd. – an ISO GMP & GLP certified company as per world standards and having attained a multinational status. The honored ones included one progressiveand innovative buffalo farmer, S. Harminder Singh Sandhu and one progressive pig farmer, S. Sukhwinder Singh Grewal. Scientists having distinguished themselves with many national/international recognitions honored included Professor Dr. R.S. Sahota, as the most popular Professor among livestock farming community; Professor Dr. H.K. Verma, most successful literature provider to the livestock farmers; Dr. Jasbir Singh Bedi, a promising budding Public Health Scientist, Dr. Chandrahas, a guiding force for goat farmers; Dr. Jaswinder Singh, one of the most vibrant nutritionist-cum-extension man; Dr. Devendra Pathak, a popular basic science teaching veterinary anatomy specialist and Dr. Niraj Kumar Singh- a budding animal biotechnology.

Student achievers honored were Dr. Navdeep Singh Ratta, young veterinary Gynecologist and Dr. Sravani Gantasala, a budding veterinary microbiologist-cum-artist, Dr. Sukhchain Singh, IRS, honored for possibly being the first veterinarian from Punjab to have cleared the Civil Service Examination conducted by Union Public Services Commission and after undergoing training to join in Indian Revenue Service Department at Ludhiana. Ms. Aditi Sewak, a student of PAU and d/o Retd. Captain, Dr. Aditya Sewak one of the club's members, was honored for securing a gold medal in 10 meter Air Pistol shooting at national level.

Dr. H.S. Sandha presented shields/shawls & certificates of honor to all the honored & distinguished persons. The felicitation programme was sponsored by INTAS & Indovax. Felicitation function was followed by culture programme conducted by Dr. Sukhwant Singh, a renowned Punjabi Singer and Professor Dr. Dwivedi with heartfelt orchestra accompanists.

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