Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized a "Dog Show". Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU said that the importance of pets is increasing with the rise in nuclear families and this exhibition presented a chance for all stakeholders to discuss various issues related to the welfare of pet animals. The event was also important since this year has been recognized as 'World Veterinary Year'. The Dog Show began with the inaugural session, where Dr. Kamal Kumar Garg, IAS, chief guest inaugurated the show. He spoke about the importance of dogs as pets of choice owing to their co-evolution with society. He expressed his conviction that the dog show would be a valuable platform in promoting canine reproduction, health and societal well-being.
Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University was the Chief Guest during the 'Valedictory Function'. Dr. Gosal said that dogs have proved their vitality and worth over the hundreds of years of their co-existence with human society. He said that the show was a great opportunity for pet owners to interact with veterinarians and industry. He lauded the significant progress made by GADVASU in promoting animal health and welfare in the state. Dr. H S Banga, Registrar of the University said that such events help to demonstrate the strong bond and companionship between humans and pet animals. Dr. Ashwani Kumar, HoD Veterinary Medicine briefed about the dog show. Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education presented the vote of thanks. The exhibition of different breeds of dogs would create awareness regarding their importance in different spheres of our lives.
Dr Dhiraj Gupta, Organising Secretary informed that a skill show by the dog squad of the Home Guards was also arranged. Breed competitions were held across eight categories of dogs including Toy, Terrier, Utility, Hound, Gun dog, Working, Pastoral and Miscellaneous groups where more than 125 owners showcased their dogs. Sh. Ashvinder Singh, Major Amarjit Bath were honored for the service of stray dogs. GADVASU established a dialysis unit in the recent past. The dogs affected with renal problems were treated here and after survival leading a healthy life, also honored. A large number of breeders exhibited different breeds of dogs, cats and birds at the venue. An exhibition of feed and health supplements, grooming kits, bedding and other accessories was also held by the industry. All the officers of GADVASU, Faculty members, employees and a large number of dog lovers graced the occasion.
GADVASU Dog Show Glimpse