Bhubaneswar: The World Animal Day was organised at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University (SOA) here recently.
The programme was organised jointly by the Institute of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (IVSAH), faculty of veterinary sciences of SOA, and Odisha Livestock Development Society. It was presided by the dean of the institute Prof Bramhadev Pattnaik while SOA vice-chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda attended the event as the chief guest. Prof (Dr) Sanghamitra Mishra, dean of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medicine of SOA, also addressed the event.
“What is needed today is development without destruction and production without pollution as climate change is happening everywhere and affecting the animal kingdom, said Prof Aditya Prasad Dash, former regional advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for South-East Region.
Prof Sushanta Kumar Das, president of Odisha Livestock Development Society and Dr Raj Kishore Mohanty, former joint director in the Department of Veterinary Services, Government of Odisha, also spoke. Dr Balaram Sahu, assistant professor at IVSAH, conducted the programme.