(News From Bharat Sandesh) 67th Independence Day was celebrated at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana with great enthusiasm. Dr. VK Taneja, Vice–Chancellor, GADVASU unfurled the National Flag at 8.35 am in the University premises. He inspected the 1st Pb. R & V squadron of NCC Cadets. Dr.Taneja, firstly paid rich tributes to all those who fought for country’s freedom. He said that we all must remember and salute them. In his address, Vice Chancellor described the development of the country.
Dr. Taneja highlighted that GADVASU has initiated many collaborative and institutional projects for livestock development and production. Our focus in research is on clean milk production, value addition, quality control and by-products technology development. He said that human resource development and technology transfer is the key for livestock improvement and the GADVASU proposes to reach farmers to provide the technologies. Dr Taneja informed that to strengthen the facilities of University three new ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendras’ at Tarn Taran, Barnala and Mohali are now functional.
He said that 48 research projects were sanctioned by different research institutes and bodies. An international patent has been granted to veterinary microbiology department. ICAR has granted accreditation to university as well as it got recognition of Association of Indian University. He said that we are working very hard to make this institution of world fame through advanced computer networking, appropriate Lab renovations as well Ultra Modern Library along with other necessary amenities. Dr. Taneja said that new infrastructure was developed at College of Dairy Science & Technology, College of fisheries, School of Animal Biotechnology, Veterinary Hospital and KVK’s. He explained the achievements of different Directorates and Departments. He mentioned different projects, conferences, workshops and seminars. He highlighted the achievements of students at different academics and extracurricular platforms. University has raised about Rs.one crore in corpus fund.
Dr. Taneja while explaining the future targets vowed that imparting quality education and dissemination of knowledge/technologies/practices at farmer’s door step to enhance profitability from dairying, fisheries, piggery, poultry and goat will be top priorities. The economically viability of dairy sector can be further improved by value added milk products.
An impressive cultural programme was organized by students and staff members of varsity. Vikas Sareen a fresher student of the BVSc. expressed his experiences in a very catchy poetic manner. The function was attended by Officers of the GADVASU, Heads of Departments, faculty, staff and students. The celebrations were concluded with National Anthem performed by the students.