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GADVASU Celebrates National Fish Farmer’s Day, Assures Continued Support for Sustainable Development of Fisheries Sector

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) celebrated ‘National Fish Farmers Day’ on Friday (10th July, 2020) through an online tribute to the fish farmers. On this occasion, Dr Harish Kumar Verma, Director Extension Education, GADVASU; Dr. R.S. Chauhan, Dean College of Fisheries, GB pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) and Dr. R. A. Pawar, Professor, College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) told farmers about the innovative interventions for sustainable development of aquaculture sector and the role of academia – farmer linkages in technology transfer &  capacity building, which was followed by a fruitful  interactive session. Dr. Hira Lal Chaudhry’s gift of Induced breeding technology to ‘Blue Revolution’ in India was acknowledged through encomium address by all the speakers. 

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Poster made by a participant

An online poetry and poster competition on the theme “Gratitudinal Tribute to Fish Farmers of the Nation” was also held, showing their contribution towards food & nutritional security of the country. The top three posters and poems were selected by a team of jury. The winning posters were displayed, while poems were recited by the winners during the meet. 

Dr. Prabjeet Singh and Dr. Sachin O. Khairnar, Assistant Professors, College of Fisheries coordinated the session while Dr. Meera D. Ansal, Head, Department of Aquaculture thanked the fish farmers for their outstanding contribution of quality animal protein into the food basket of the country and making India the second largest aquaculture producer in the World.

Recognising unmatched hardships and perseverance of the farming community, Dr. Kulbir Singh Sandhu, Dean College of Fisheries and Dr. (Mrs.) Asha Dhawan, Consultant Fisheries, GADVASU also applauded the role of fish farmers in providing healthy nutrition to the human population.

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KVK's of GADVASU situated at Booh (Tarn Taran), Majra (SAS Nagar) and Barnala also celebrated this day. Fisheries Scientists working at these KVK's shared their knowledge, services and expertise to uplift the fish farming in the respective areas. 

Congratulating the fish farmers, Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU assured continued hand holding to the farming community for sustainable development of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairy sectors of the State, through innovative technological interventions.  

Source - GADVASU

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