Lady vets day was organized by Indian Veterinary Association (IVA), Kerala on March 8th at Hotel Wyteportico, Adoor, Pathanamthitta. The event started with a ranga pooja dance by Dr. Jyothi. V. Dev, Dr. Roon Mariam Mathai and Dr. Gigi Jaganathan . The event was inaugurated by Dr. Chithra S., IAS, Assistant Collector, Kollam. Dr. Sharmada. M. K. Lady Joint Secretary of IVA, Kerala welcomed the gathering in a function presided by Dr. Bindya. Liz. Abraham, Lady Vice President of IVA, Kerala.
Dr. Bindya in her awesome speech pointed out that 70% of capabilities of Lady Vets remain unutilized. “ We need to add more value to ourselves by working on our latent talents and convictions that we once lost during the strange walks of our busy lives” she added.
Dr. S. Chithra in her speech told the audience that “Real empowerment of women is when each girl can choose her own destiny without fear of any external pressure”. Dr. Ajayamalini, Retd Joint Director, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dr. Geethakumari T, Retd Deputy Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dr. Girija Kumari K.S, Retired Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Department of Animal Husbandry were honoured for their remarkable careers by the Chief Guest with a memento and Ponnada. Dr. G. R. Latha, District Animal Husbandry Officer, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Usha. R, Vice President (Lady), KGVOA, Dr. Jyothi. V. Dev, State Committee member, IVA, Pathanamthitta and Dr. Sisy Philip, Chairman, Programme Committee offered felicitations. Dr. Anupama. K, District Treasurer, Pathanamthitta proposed vote of thanks.
Talks on “Make Your Pressure a Pleasure” was handled by Mrs. Sindhu Aneesh(Soft skill trainer) and “Vets in Food Safety” were handled by Dr. Rani. S. S. Assistant Director, Animal Husbandry Department. The sessions were followed by Cultural Programme by Lady Vets of Pathanamthitta. The cultural programs led by Dr. Roon Mariam Mathai, with a cinematic dance made the event colorful. The yoga dance by Dr. R. Chithra, Dr. Neena S, Dr. Susan P. Issac and Dr. Anupama K was well received by the audience with great appreciation.IVA, Kerala wholeheartedly thank lady veterinarians from all over the state of Kerala who participated in this memorable event and made it a grant success.
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