Governor says animal husbandry, fish production play pivotal role in sustaining livelihoods

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Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the 13th convocation of the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences, University in Bidar on Monday.

BIDAR: Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, while addressing the gathering at the 13th convocation of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Science University in Bidar on Monday, emphasised the pivotal role of animal husbandry and fish production in sustaining livelihoods, particularly in India’s agrarian landscape.

“Governor Gehlot highlighted the imperative of employing scientific methods to diagnose and treat ailments afflicting dairy farmers. He underscored the potential of leveraging herbal resources like lemon grass and asparagus to augment milk production and bolster immunity”, according to a press release.

Raghavesha A N receiving his haul of 16 gold medals from Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot during the convocation.

Additionally, he urged a proactive approach in addressing emerging challenges within the global farming community, emphasising the adaptability required in response to evolving agricultural systems, the release stated.

Recognising the symbiotic relationship between animal experts, farmers, and pastoralists, Governor Gehlot advocated for the establishment of a robust dairy industry through collaborative efforts and the exchange of cutting-edge scientific technologies. He commended the significant strides made, propelling India to its status as the world’s largest milk producer.

Raghavesha with the other medal winners.

Governor Gehlot further highlighted the university’s commitment to agribusiness expansion and entrepreneurship, with a steadfast focus on augmenting agricultural productivity, elevating farmers’ incomes, enhancing knowledge levels, sustainable resource utilisation, biodiversity conservation, and proactive climate change response.

Governor Gehlot lauded the establishment of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal, and Fisheries Science University in the culturally and historically rich city of Bidar. He emphasised its core mission of pioneering research, innovation, and education in veterinary, animal husbandry, dairy, fishery sciences, and rural-based technological advancements.

Raghavesha with his parents after the convocation.

Since its inception, the university has demonstrated unwavering dedication to the welfare of farmers and rural communities, playing a pivotal role in elevating national prosperity and increasing farmers’ incomes. The university achieves this through the cultivation of skilled and qualified graduates in veterinary, dairy, and fishery sciences via rigorous teaching, training, research, and innovation, as per the release.

The convocation saw distinguished guests including Dr R C Aggarwal, the chief guest, along with Vice Chancellor Professor K C Veeranna and other dignitaries. (ANI)

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