Countries making progress in social life are counted among developed countries: Anandiben Patel

Mathura: The 12th convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Medical University and Cow Research, Mathura was held  under the chairmanship of State Governor and Chancellor  Anandiben Patel.

On this occasion, the Governor extended best wishes for a bright future and upcoming Holi festival to all the students who received the degree. While addressing the function, he expected the students who received the degree to contribute in the works of nation building and social progress, said that the progress of any country is known by the education, research work, social development, cleanliness of that country.

She said that the countries making progress in social life are today counted among the developed countries of the world. Mentioning the special features of the university, the Governor in her address said that animal husbandry has made a special contribution to the agriculture and economy of our country. It is a part of our culture. Serving the cow is a part of our traditions. Referring to several schemes being run by the Central and State Governments in the direction of making animals healthy, she said in her address that it was due to these efforts that milk production in the country has increased.

She appreciated the work done by the university for the improvement of cattle breed. In the same sequence, she also discussed about the adverse conditions and agricultural challenges in the changing social, geographical and natural scenario. She said that industry and agriculture are two such sectors where water is consumed a lot. People associated with these sectors should be made aware by campaigning for water conservation. In this discussion, the Governor also mentioned about the “Per Drop More Crop” campaign by the Central Government for irrigation with less water. He also talked about the success being achieved in water harvesting by construction of ponds in each district under the “Amrit Sarovar Yojana” by the Central Government to save the country from water crisis in future and the tree plantation campaign for environmental protection.

The Governor said that our universities should also get ponds constructed in their campus. She said that universities must make effective efforts to conserve as much water as they use throughout the year. It is notable here that today’s function was inaugurated by the Governor with the message of water conservation by offering water stream in Matki.
The Governor also expressed concern over the decreasing use of millets in the present generation.

Talking about its beneficial from health point of view, he emphasized on encouraging the farmers to increase its production. She said that our Prime Minister has named coarse grains as “Shri Anna” and on his proposal, the United Nations has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets.

Drawing attention to the meetings of G-20 countries being held in the country, the Governor said that for the first time India has got the leadership of these meetings. Universities should also make their participation in view of these meetings to be held in their region.

In the ceremony, the Governor provided study material and nutritional material to 30 students of the primary school. He provided kits of toys and other materials to the workers who came from the Anganwadi centers to make the Anganwadi centers comfortable.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Anil Kumar Srivastava presented the progress report of the University. Chief Guest and Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Livestock and Dairy Department, New Delhi Dr. Abhijit Mishra shared his experiences with the students and asked them to achieve success by being dedicated towards the goal.

A total of 131 degrees were awarded in the convocation, in which 78 undergraduate Veterinary Science, 30 undergraduate Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology, 20 postgraduate Biotechnology and 03 research degrees were awarded. 19 medals for special merit and 05 awards for better performance were also given. Out of the awarded medals, 14 gold, 03 silver and 02 bronze medals were received by the students.

In getting the medals, the girl students got 15 medals and the boys got 08 medals. Among the degree recipients, 57 were girls and 74 were boys.

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