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Vet Varsity’s Pashu Palan Mela will start on September 23

LUDHIANE: The Pashu Palan Mela at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana will be a very useful event for people from all walks of life. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU, Ludhiana expressed these views on the eve of Pashu Palan Mela to be held on September 23-24, 2022.

He said that in this mela, our thematic slogan is “Vigiyan da Fado Larh, Sikhran te Jao Charh”, which means “With scientific interventions, one can reach the top”.

He said the mela will be a center of attraction not only for herders of cattle, fish poultry, goats and pigs, but also for children, young people, old people as well as women, because different items will be exhibited for different age groups. , cuts and nature. Dr Singh revealed that while cattle, buffaloes, goats and different species including ornamental fish etc. will be the main attraction for children, the countryside scenes of the University will be a special attraction for city children. He further stated that Pashu Palan Mela will be more helpful to students of vocational courses who study animal husbandry and rural culture as they will get more valuable information about the latest interventions in the field of animal husbandry, dairy industry , fishing, etc.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education, said experts from the University will provide on-site expertise through question-and-answer sessions, discussions as well as hands-on demonstrations regarding the maintenance, vaccination and other timely care of small pets such as dogs, cats. , etc. Breeders can bring blood, urine and milk samples from their animals for testing. The test installation is free in the mela. Pet owners will also receive information on the latest products that are now available on the market. The College of Fisheries will showcase the latest technology for freshwater, saltwater, ornamental fish farming, aquarium manufacturing, fish processing and value addition. Ornamental fish, aquarium plants and fish products will be available for sale. Housewives who have entered the livestock business independently or who have contributed to it can also interact with experts from the University to obtain the latest information on livestock products and their uses. It is also a good privilege to taste and know the different mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian specialties like sweet and savory lassi, flavored milk, ice cream, mozzarella cheese, sweets, drink whey, paneer, milk cake, Dhoda barfi, prepared by the College of Dairy Science and Technology. Meat patties, different types of meat pickles, meat cutlets, meat nuggets, chicken momos, sausages from the Department of Livestock Products Technology will be the additional attractions of this mela. He said that we are not only working on adding value, but our experiments continue to develop healthy foods that are low in fat and sugar. The university has made arrangements to educate the public about synthetic milk and demonstrations on quality assessment will be made. A milk testing kit has been developed by the College of Dairy Science and Technology will also be available to consumers.

Dr. Brar revealed that the exhibition depicting the latest interventions in the field of livestock will also be very useful for unemployed young people and marginal farmers in the state who are particularly interested in starting their own business in the livestock sector. breeding with a minimum of means. Financial institutes like banks, insurance agencies and University experts will provide them with knowledge. Food processing machinery will also be on display in the Mela to educate the masses about the latest technologies involved in preparing hygienic, fast and good quality food products. It will be beneficial for a common man as well as an entrepreneur.

Academic publications containing information on livestock diseases, their corrective measures and information on training courses for setting up new livestock units will also be available. Farmers can sign up for the university’s monthly magazine ‘Vigiyanak Pashu Palan’.