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World Veterinary Day observed in Dimapur

World Veterinary Day observed in Dimapur
Dr. Longriniken. (NP) and R. Khing. (DIPR)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Apr 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/27/2019 12:08:31 PM IST

Dimapur celebrated World Veterinary Day under the theme “Value of Vaccination” on April 27, at Rhododendron Hall, Chumukedima, Police Complex. The program was organized by the Nagaland Veterinary Association (NVA) and sponsored by the department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Nagaland. 

Addressing the gathering as guest of honour, advisor Law & Justice, Border Affairs and Treasuries & Accounts, Dr. Longriniken encouraged the gathering to work for betterment and upliftment of the economy of the State and also work for those engaged in farming and animal husbandry.

He also stated that the value of animals and veterinary medicine as a profession has increased a lot in the State. According to Dr. Longriniken, there is a need to educate the general public on the importance of animal husbandry and also to respect the rights of animals. He also added that in the past veterinarians were considered lower in status to other professionals, but he asserted that one day, veterinarians will become one of the most demanded professionals, provided they work with sincerity and dedication.

Special guest, AH & VS and Women Resource advisor, R. Khing, stated that a veterinary doctor treats a patient that cannot share their problems and pains. But yet, they have to be able to analyse and solve their patient’s problems. He opined that to be a veterinary doctor was one of the most difficult professions.    

He also encouraged the new veterinary graduates to not only seek white collar jobs, but dedicate their service and knowledge to the upliftment of farming and animal husbandry.

Associate professor, SASARD, Dr. Catherine Rutsa, also gave a short speech on the theme “Value of Vaccination”. She stated that vaccines are possibly one of the most prized tools in a veterinarian’s kit box. She held that in the history of modern medicine, both human and in livestock vaccines have emerged as the most powerful tools to protect against deadly diseases.

Short speeches on responsibilities of veterinarians in Forest, Civil and Police services was delivered by DFO, Peren, Dr. Sentitula; ADC, Jalukie, Dr. Tinujongshi Chang; and Commandant, 11 IRB Ruzaphema, Dr. Mukim Shiu, respectively. NSVC president, Dr. Aomangyang Walling also delivered a brief note on the IVC act and NSVC rules.  

The program was compeered by Dr. Esther Krocha and Dr. Khriesamhazo and invocation was said by Police Baptist Church pastor, Chumukedima, Manen. 

Special numbers were presented by Thunglamo Ngullie and Dr. Gwazenloi Tep and a vote of thanks was delivered by NVA president, Dr. Ilang.

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