World Veterinary Day-2015 Celebrated at IVRI, Izatnagar Campus - India

CAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) celebrates WVD every year and this year “WVD– 2015” was celebrated on 25th April, 2015 at its Izatnagar campus

The World Veterinary Day (WVD) is celebrated every year throughout the world on the last Saturday of April. ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) celebrates WVD every year and this year “WVD– 2015” was celebrated on 25th April, 2015 at its Izatnagar campus under the OIE proposed theme of “Vector borne diseases with a zoonotic potential”.

To mark this historic day in a befitting and scientific manner, an awareness programme on VBDs for school/college students was arranged in the morning session, wherein around 300 students and teachers from different schools/colleges of Bareilly city participated. The programme was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Prof. M. C. Varshneya, Vice Chancellor, Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He expressed his gratitude and happiness for participants, and also shared his valuable experience especially with students from primary to post-graduate level. He also emphasized the importance of Veterinary profession and appealed the veterinarians to accept the challenges, especially with regard to treatment and control of vector borne zoonotic diseases (VBZDs) for the betterment of human and animal health, Director, IVRI, presided over the programme.

Speaking as Guest of Honour, Dr D. B. Patil, Director of Research, Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar, emphasized the role of veterinarians in our daily needs with provision for safe food. He further, informed that the veterinary profession in particular, plays a pivotal role of delivering its services to benefit the animals, and thereby indirectly serving the mankind in general society.

In the presidential address, Dr R. K. Singh, the Director cum Vice Chancellor, IVRI, Deemed University, delivered a lecture on “Veterinary Profession – its role, contributions, duties and future scope”. He explained that veterinary profession is one of the noble profession, which deals with the care of speechless animals who cannot explain their sufferings. He also highlighted the brief history of IVRI and its contribution in development and production of veterinary biologicals including more than 50 life saving vaccines and more than 100 diagnostics.

In the evening, awareness cum interaction session on VBZDs was held for medical fraternity. The session was addressed by Dr J. M. Kataria, Director, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, wherein more than 150 students accompanied with concerned faculty from Rohilkhand and Shri Ram Murthy Smarak Medical Colleges of Bareilly had participated. Dr. S. V. S. Malik and Dr. P. S. Banerjee, highlighted the importance of VBZDs.

Also on occasion of WVD, a quiz, poster and photography competition was arranged for IVRI students and exhibition-cum-quiz competitions for school/college students were conducted with active coordination from IVRI faculty. Dr D. B. Rawool and Dr Z. B. Dubal from Veterinary Public Health (VPH) division arranged the awareness programme including exhibits on VBZDs. The radio talks by Dr R. S. Rathore, (for AIR, Rampur-Krishi Jagat Programme) and Dr Himani Dhanze from VPH Division (for AIR, Bareilly-Kisan Vani) were also organized.

            To mark the occasion, earlier, a free Rabies vaccination Camp-cum-Animal Health Checkup was also organized at Referral Veterinary Polyclinic, IVRI. In this Camp, almost 330 dogs were vaccinated against rabies and also necessary diagnostic services were provided for other domestic animals. A large contingent of expert scientists and students from Divisions of Surgery, Medicine and Animal Reproduction and others took active part in this camp.

            As a part of celebration of World Veterinary Day- 2015, an Evening March Past procession was arranged on 24th April, 2015. This procession was led by the Director, IVRI, Dr R. K. Singh and all the Joint Directors, Heads/Incharge of Divisions, Faculty and students took active part.  The procession started from IVRI Campus to Sheel Hospital, Rajendra Nagar, wherein pamphlets on VBZDs were distributed to the people to generate awareness for its prevention and control. The entire WVD-2015 programme was co-ordinated by the Joint Director (Academic), Dr V. P. Singh and Member Secretary, Dr Ashok Kumar, Head, VPH Division.  


World Veterinary Day–2015 celebrated at IVRI, Mukteswar Campus

            The World Veterinary Day – 2015 celebration organized on 25 April, 2015 at ICAR-IVRI Campus, Mukteswar under the chairmanship of Dr B.Pattanaik, Project Director, PD on FMD, Mukteswar. About 100 participants including 50 school/college students, 30 farmers and 20 scientific staff participated in the event. During the occasion, different lectures on veterinary public health of zoonotic importance were delivered by Station-in-Charge of  IVRI Campus, Mukteswar; Dr A.B. Pandey and other faculty of the campus Dr K.K. Rajak, Dr K.C. Negi, Dr Ramakrishna and Dr Gurav Amol. On this occasion, literatures were also distributed to the farmers.


World Veterinary Day – 2015 celebrated at IVRI, Palampur Regional Station

The World Veterinary Day–2015 was celebrated at ICAR-IVRI Regional Station, Palampur on 25th April, 2015 and the event was witnessed by all the staff members and students. On this occasion a group discussion cum gosthi was arranged which was began with a welcome address along with the brief introduction on the history of ancient Indian veterinary sciences by Dr R. Bhar, Scientist-in-Charge, IVRI Regional Station, Palampur.

Dr G. Mal, Pr. Scientist, highlighted the definition and importance of WVD and the theme for the current year. Dr U. S. Pati, Sr. Scientist, address the gathering on “zoonotic diseases”, followed by the group discussion on the topic, “zoonotic diseases with particular reference to its prevalence in the local area”.  There was specific discussion on the zoonotic diseases spread through cow milk, with particular reference to animal wise diseases and its preventive managemental strategies.


World Veterinary Day-2015 celebrated by IVRI, Kolkata Regional Station

Shri Babul Supriyo Ji, Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of West Bengal graced a programme organised by the ICAR-IVRI, Eastern Regional Station, Kolkata at Sidhabari village under Dendua Gram Panchayet of Salanpur Block of Asansol Sub-division, West Bengal on 25th April, 2015.

On this occasion, Dr Subhasish Bandyopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Station In-charge, ICAR-IVRI, Kolkata briefed about organization of animal health/ infertility camps-cum-awareness Programmes at Sidhabari village during December, 2014, January. 2015, February 2015 and March, 2015 and narrated about various interventions such as vaccination, deworming, treatment of sick animals and reproductive disorders, organisation of kisan gosthi, distribution of mineral mixture supplementation and leaflets to farmers etc. The Hon’ble Minister highly praised the activities of ICAR-IVRI and conveyed his thanks to IVRI.

In the afternoon session, the Eastern Regional Station of IVRI, Kolkata celebrated the World Veterinary Day-2015 at Sidhabari village where the villagers including school children participated actively. The scientists delivered lectures on various aspects such as importance and objective of the Day as well as vector-borne bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic diseases along with prevention and control measures as per the theme of the World Veterinary Day-2015. Apart from this, various interventions such as treatment of sick livestock and birds along with distribution of mineral mixtures and leaflets to villagers were also carried out in the village. The problems raised by the villagers regarding animal husbandry were duly addressed by the scientists.