Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized Alumni Meet-2023. More than 500 participants from diverse backgrounds viz. Veterinary, Fisheries, Dairy Sciences. and Bio-technology etc. joined this event. S. Gurmeet Singh Khuddian, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development and Food Processing Government of Punjab was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the Alumni Meet. He also inaugurated the examination and lecture halls of the University. The meet was organized under the patronage of Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor. S. Gurmeet Singh Khuddian said that the university provides the trained professionals for the livestock sector of Punjab, and thus, plays an important role in the upliftment of the livestock farming and fisheries in the state. Dr. Navin Kumar Jain, National Coordinator, Institutional Development Plan (IDP) was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Jain said that the Institutional Development Plan organized the various activities to support students and faculty of the university, and thus, provides opportunities for them to get trained in world class institutes. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, presided over the function. He addressed the alumni and thanked them for their participation in the event. He said that the Alumni have shown a great interest in supporting their Alma Mater financially.
Dr Sarvpreet Singh Ghuman, DSW cum EO, welcomed the participants and mentioned that the alumni meet is an opportunity to come back to the alma mater, and cherish the memories with the friends, teachers and colleagues.
Dr. Sangeeta Toor, Director and Dr. G.S. Bedi, Joint Director Department of Animal Husbandry, Punjab, also decorated the occasion.
Technical sessions were conducted in the respective colleges of the University, where experts from the relevant fields shared their knowledge and experiences, as well as exchanged their ideas. A short film on the inception and activities of the University was displayed. On this occasion, three books were released by the dignitaries. Books entitled “Matto te Mano ton zoonoses bare jano” in Punjabi and “Matto aur Mano Behne do, zoonoses ki Baten Karti hain Jo” in Hindi were authored by Dr Rajnish Sharma, Dr. Jaswinder Singh, and Dr BBS Dhaliwal. A book titled ‘The Practical Handbook Veterinary Homeopathy’ written by Dr Surjit Singh Makker was also released. An interactive and entertaining fun game session was also organized. Alumni actively participated and enjoyed the games.
Event was filled with different types of colors. Dr. Rana Preet Gill, Veterinary Officer and Dr. Veer Sukhwant, Veterinary Officer recited songs. Alumni were enthralled with the cultural programme by the university students. Dr. Harpreet Singh, the organizing secretary of the event, thanked the alumni for their active participation in the meet. Participants wished to join such events in future.