World Egg Day observed at Ravi Campus Pattoki in befitting manner
Experts at Ravi Campus call for creating awareness about nutritional value of egg
LAHORE (12-10-18): 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 at Prof Dr Akram Educational Complex Ravi Campus Pattoki on Friday.
On the occasion, a video featured to paid rich tribute to (Late) Prof Dr Muhammad Akram in recognition of his services for the development of Ravi Campus while various activities, including a seminar, a walk, egg nutrition documentary of PPA, skit and egg-eating, egg dishes cooking, posters and egg shell models contests and answer/question session regarding knowledge of egg were feature to create awareness among public about the nutritional value of egg and its importance for the growth of human body.
PPA North Zone Chairman Chouhdary Muhammad Nusrat Tahir presided over the seminar while Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Anjum Khalique, Chairman Department of Poultry Production Prof Dr Athar Mahmood, Managing Director Alltech Pakistan Dr Shahzad Naveed Jadoon and a number of poultry industry representatives from public & private sectors, UVAS and Govt Girls Community Model School Pattoki, Government Collage for Woman Pattoki faculty members and students attended.
In his address, Chouhdary Muhammad Nusrat Tahir said that in livestock sector poultry is the developed sector in Pakistan and more then fifteen lakh peoples are working in poultry industries and have major shares in national economy of Pakistan. He advised students to work hard with full of dedication and after getting education, join poultry industry for jobs in practical life to contribute your role for its development. He said egg is the unique and affordable source for getting protein which is the basic need for the growth of human body. He said in future with the help of Government of Punjab, PPA agreed to start school meal programme by providing an egg and drum stick to school going children regularly in their class rooms to curb malnutrition/stunting issues in Pakistan. He also thanked UVAS leadership for arranging World Egg Day in befitting manner at Ravi campus. He also shared his past memories.
Dr Abdul Kareem Bhatti emphasized UVAS students by utilizing their knowledge and skills to start a affectively awareness campaign for masses to clarify myths and controversies associated with eggs and nutritional quality of poultry meat in Pakistan.
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 Assistant Prof Dr Shahid Mehmood gave presentations on importance of egg for a healthy nation and the importance of protein in human diet.
Earlier, Chouhdary Muhammad Nusrat Tahir along with PPA representatives led the walk which started from lecture halls A block and culminate at Akram Complex after took a round of A block Ravi campus.
Earlier, in egg dishes cooking contest, Amina Chuhdary won first position. In Egg shell model making competition Neelam Amjad won first position. In egg eating contest Sayed Mehtab Bukhari won first position. Chouhdary Muhammad Nusrat Tahir along with PPA representatives and UVAS faculty members distributed cash prizes among egg shell model, egg dishes and egg eating contest winners.