LAHORE: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Saturday observed World Veterinary Day 2013 on its campus with the theme “Vaccination to prevent and protect”. Awareness walk, free rabies camp and poster competition were part of the daylong activities. The participants including students and faculty members vowed to take steps for the protection of veterinary animals and urged the masses to look after these animals, as they would benefit humans. Activities started with an awareness walk to raise the importance of vaccination to protect animals from diseases.
Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Prof Dr Sarwar Khan led the walk, which started from the Vice-Chancellor’s office and culminated at the Conference Hall. Prof Dr Muhamma Asharf, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmed, Prof Dr Maood Rabbani, other faculty members and a large number of students participated in the walk. A free rabies vaccination camp was organised at the Pet Centre while a free treatment camp at the Outdoor Hospital. A poster competition was also arranged by the Vets Care Club to mark the day. Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of the poster competition, Prof Dr Sarwar Khan said that the world veterinary day was being observed on last Saturday of April every year around the world. He said that keeping in view the theme of this year, the university organised free rabies vaccination camp and the poster competition for the awareness of vaccination. He said that the UVAS had won World Veterinary Day Award in year 2010 and it also hoped to win the same award this year too. General Manager Dairy Project Field Operations Dr. Sobia Naheed, Director Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Dr Anwar and Dr Hafsa Zaineb performed as judges for the poster competition. staff report
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