UVAS observes World Egg Day in befitting manner Experts at UVAS call for creating awareness about nutritional value of egg
LAHORE (13-10-17): The Department of Poultry Production of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in collaboration with the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) observed “World Egg Day” in a befitting manner here on Friday.
Various activities, including a seminar, a walk and egg dishes, egg shell model-making and egg-eating contests were organised to create awareness about the nutritional value of egg and its importance for the growth of human body.
PPA Northern Zone Chairman Dr Arshad Hanif Chaudhary presided over the seminar while UVAS Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Rai Mansab Ali Kharl, Dr Abdul Kareem Bhatti, Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Anjum Khalique, Dr Mustafa Kammal, Chairman Department of Poultry Production Prof Dr Athar Mahmood, Raza Mahmood Khursand and a number of poultry industry representatives from public & private sectors, UVAS faculty members and students attended.
In his address, Dr Arshad Hanif Chuhdary said that eggs have a vital role in feeding people around the world, both developed and developing countries. He also thanked UVAS leadership for arranging World Egg Day in befitting manner. He also shared his past memories and said he is an alumni of UVAS. He advised students to work hard with dedication and focus on study and play vital role for the development of poultry sector along with PPA.
Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that egg is an excellent and affordable source of high quality protein, with the potential to feed the world. He said that with the support of electronic media it is direly needed to create awareness among consumers about nutritional value and importance of egg. He emphasized on affectively running an awareness campaign for masses to clarify myths and controversies associated with poultry feed and nutritional quality of poultry meat in Pakistan. He said UVAS was working closely with poultry industry to address the malnutrition issues in the country.
Dean Prof Dr Anjum Khalique said that this is the unique opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of egg and its important role in life. Prof Dr Athar Mahmood presented the vote of thanks while Dr Jibran Hussain and Dr Sayed Masood Haider Jafri gave presentations on importance of egg for a healthy nation and the importance of protein in human diet and egg production about industry perspective in terms of layer farming conventional, farming controlled battery type cages, quality of feed, bio security, disease diagnostic facilities, antibiotic free meat etc.
Later, the UVAS Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim along with Dr Arshad Hanif Chuhdary and PPA representatives led a walk starting from in front of UVAS main lawn and culminating in front of the VC office after taking a round of the campus.
Earlier, in egg dishes contest, Hafiz Rao Abdul Latif won first position. In Egg shell model making competition, Muhammad Waqas won first position. In egg eating contest Abdul Rafay won first position. Prof Nasim along with Dr Arshad Hanif Chuhdary distributed cash prizes among egg shell model, egg dishes and egg eating contest winners.