WORLD ZOONOSES DAY 2015
IVA, Kerala in association with Animal Husbandry Department and Kerala State Veterinary Council commemorated World Zoonoses Day, 2015 on 6th July at Santhinilayam, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District. The event targeted mainly the Local Self Government bodies to create awareness on Clean Meat Production, Meat Borne Diseases and Food Safety & Security Acts related to meat and its products.
The programme started with silent prayer followed by Veterinarian’s Oath and was presided by Dr.E.K.Easwaran, State President, IVA. Dr.K.J.Varghese, State Treasurer, IVA welcomed the gathering. The chief guest, Adv. Haridas Edathitta, Hon.District Panchayath President, Pathanamthitta inaugurated the function. A Booklet on “Samsudha Mamsolpadanam Rogapradhirodathinu – Oru Margaregha” prepared by IVA, Pathanamthitta unit was released by Dr.Ramesh kumar, Joint Director,Livestock Production. Dr.K.R.Arunkumar, President, Kerala Government Veterinary Officers Association, Dr.Jose James, Managing Director, Kerala Livestock Development Board, Dr.Baby Thomas, District Animal Husbandry Officer, Pathanamthitta, offered felicitations. Dr.Previn Punnoose, President, IVA, Pathanamthitta unit delivered vote of thanks. The inaugural session was followed by seminar. The first session was on “Clean Meat Production & Meat Borne diseases” by Dr.V.N.Vasudevan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, and the second session was on “Food Safety & Security Acts related to meat & its products”, by Mr.Ashrafudeen.D, Joint Commissioner of food safety, Govt. of Kerala,
The programme was marked by active participation of Veterinarians from all over the state and members of local body from all Panchayaths and municipalities of Pathanamthitta District.
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