Ludhiana 26 November, 2019
National Milk Day was celebrated at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, father of White Revolution in India. The occasion was celebrated with a glittering function and a national seminar on the theme “Milk – Nectar of Life” which was attended by approx. 200 delegates from dairy industry, Dairy Department Punjab, students and & faculty of the university. The function was jointly organized by the College of Dairy Science & Technology in association with Punjab Chapter of Indian Dairy Association at Silver Jubilee auditorium of GADVASU. Experts from dairy industry, academia and Govt. Dairy Department delivered their talks covering various contemporary issues and challenges faced by dairy sector in Punjab. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Naveen Dham, DGM of Baani Milk producers Company talked about ‘Concept of New Generation Cooperatives and Baani’s experience in this regards’.
Discussing about the strength and concerns of dairy sector in Punjab Dr. Inderpreet Kaur, Dairy Economist stressed on the need of species wise separate milk collection and processing for better price realization while, Dr. P.K. Singh, Assistant Professor of Dairy Technology at GADVASU emphasized about the importance of quality awareness, skilled manpower and traceability at farm level into food safety of dairy based foods.
Professor G.S. Rhajhoria, President Indian Dairy Association, New Delhi was the chief guest while Dr. S.K. Uppal, Dean College of Dairy Science & Technology was guest of honor. The function started with the inaugural remarks and welcome address of Chairman IDA (Punjab Chapter), Dr. B.M. Mahajan. On this occasion the association also honored S. Inderjit Singh, Director, Dairy Development Department, Punjab, for his efforts in establishing the IDA Punjab Chapter and bringing all the stake holders at one platform. Dr A S Nanda, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU congratulated the organizers for celebrations of National Milk Day-2019. The function was coordinated by Dr. Amandeep Sharma, General Secretary and Treasurer IDA (Punjab Chapter). He also extended vote of thanks to all delegates and sponsors for making this event successful.