Vohra inaugurates 39th Annual ISVS Congress

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Stresses research and innovations in Animal Husbandry sector

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated  the  39th Annual Congress of “Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery (ISVS) ” and National Symposium on “Recent Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Surgical Disorders in Ruminants and Equines with Particular Applicability in Hilly Terrain” at the Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology -Kashmir (SKUAST-K) here today. This important event has been organized by the Veterinary Surgery and Radiology Division, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (FVSc & AH), SKUAST-Kashmir

Mr.Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.

The Governor observed that given the vast area of the State, suitable climate, availability of good pasture lands and a large community which has invaluable knowledge and experience spread over centuries, of breeding horses, sheep and cattle, no more time should be lost in fully harnessing the available potential of the Animal Husbandry sector.

The Governor stressed the importance of initiating extensive research work and innovations in this sector for the overall benefit to the economy of the State and upliftment of the farmers. He exhorted the scientists of the SKUAST to do extensive research work in this field for promoting the prosperity of the State and its farmers.

The Governor appreciated the various steps recently initiated by the Department of Animal Husbandry under the guidance of Mr. Sajad Gani Lone, its young and dynamic Minister, and particularly lauded the initiative of establishing hatchery for strengthening the Poultry sector in the State.

The Governor presented Awards to the Veterinary Scientists and experts for their outstanding contributions in this field and released a Compendium on the occasion.

The Governor congratulated the students of the SKUAST-K for doing well at the national level competitions and securing prestigious scholarships and fellowships. He urged them, after pursuing higher studies, to return to the State for advancing the animal husbandry sector.

Mr. Sajad Gani Lone spoke about various programmes and initiatives launched by his Ministry in the past six months for the development of Animal Husbandry in the State.

Dr. Tej Partap, Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-K; Dr. Deepak Kumar Dey, President ISVS; Prof. S. Thilagar, General Secretary ISVS; Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmad Wani, Dean FVSc & AH; addressed the Congress on the occasion.

The welcome address and the vote of thanks were, respectively, given by Dr. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Organizing Secretary and Prof. B.A. Moulvi,  FV Surgery & Radiology.

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