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World Egg Day observed at UVAS

LAHORE (14-10-22): The Department of Poultry Production of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in collaboration with the Roomi Poultry observed ‘World Egg Day’ with the theme “Eggs For A Better Life” in a befitting manner at Ravi Campus Pattoki on Friday.

Various activities, including a seminar, a walk, egg benefits video, egg quiz competition, singing performance by students of special education center, egg eating & dishes cooking competitions featured the day to create awareness among public about the nutritional value of egg and its importance for the growth of human body. Similar activities were also held at other campuses of UVAS.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad presided over the seminar while Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Saima, Chairman Department of Poultry Production Dr Shahid Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer Forward Solutions Dr Asim Mahmood Khan, Head of Marketing & Sales Roomi Poultry Mr Tahir Jatthol, Dr Shahzad Naveed Jadoon, Dr Tahir Nazir and poultry professionals from public & private organizations and a large number of students from Kinnaird College for Women university (KCW), Superior Collage Pattoki, Government Associate Collage for Girls, Government Special Education Center Pattoki and Government Community Model School Mundaki and also from different departments of UVAS and faculty members attended.

Addressing the seminar, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad advised students to start a campaign to convince people regarding the benefits and become flag bearers of egg benefits, nutritional value of egg, poultry meat and other poultry products for better health of nation. He said students should play their vital role to create awareness among public through social media to negate all kind of misconception (hormones & steroids used in poultry feed) associated with poultry meat and eggs. He said egg is the unique and affordable source of getting protein which is the basic need for the growth of human body. He said it is direly needed to work on the enhancement of egg production to strengthen poultry sector in Pakistan. Eating egg is the key way to eliminate malnutrition issues in our country he added. He lauded the organizer to arrange a successful event to highlight the importance of egg.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Prof Dr Saima also spoke about the nutritional importance of egg. Dr Shahid Mahmood said that this is a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of egg and its important role in daily routine life and also presented the vote of thanks.

Earlier, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad along with other dignitaries and UVAS faculty and students led the walk which started from Information Technology Center A Block and culminated at the Akram Complex.

At the end of seminar, Dr Saima along with Tahir Jatthol and Dr Ashraf Qureshi distributed cash prizes among the winners of all competitions.