DEPARTMENTAL EVENT DIARY
Srinagar, Sep 25, 2010: Dr Yash Vir Gupta, former Director Animal Husbandry Department, Jammu who had retired on achieving the age of superannuation just 24 days ago passed away Friday in a New Delhi hospital. He had suffered a massive heart attack on September 22nd following which he was admitted GMC Hospital Jammu and on 23rd he was airlifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he suffered another heart attack which proved fatal. His body was brought to Jammu yesterday. A large number of people attended his funeral at Shastri-Nagar Cremation ground.
Dr Yash Vir had joined the department on 23rd November, 1973 after doing his graduation from Nagpur. He served in various capacities in the department. He also served as CEO Livestock Development Board, Jammu and took over as director on January 1st, 2009. B D Sharma, Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry Department and Dr D S Khosla, Director, AH Department, JK Veterinary Doctors Association as also Old Boys Association of Nagpur Veterinary College have mourned the death and extended their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
30: J&K Animal Husbandry Technical Field Staff Association
Wednesday organized a grand farewell to its two senior members Khurshid
Ahmad Mir and Sharief-ud-din Qadiri on their attaining the age of
Senior officers of the department and members of
the association hailing from different districts participated in the
farewell function, which was presided over by Dr Bhupinder Singh,
Director Animal Husbandry, Kashmir.
The J&K Veterinary Doctors’ Association office bearers including its president Dr SM Saleem were present on the occasion.
praised the honesty and dedication of Khurshid Ahmad Mir in discharging
his duties. Khurshid an ace footballer joined the department in
September 1976 and worked in different capacities. He also acted in
several dramas. His last assignment in the department was in its
vaccine wing. His role as senior Vice President of the JKTFSA was
appreciated by all including Mohammad Ahsan Sheikh, President of the
association. Ahsan also lauded the role of Sharief-ud-din Qadiri in the
Dr AA Baba Chief Executive Officer of KLDB and Dr T R
Loach, JD, FSB Rambirbagh, Dr AM Mufti, DD (P), Dr F A Kaloo DD (AH)
presented mementoes to the JKTFSA office members on behalf of district
Srinagar body and Dr Sheikh Saleem, President JKVDA presented mementoes
to the retiring officials on behalf of the association.
The speakers wished the duo a happy post-retirement life.
26: World Veterinary Day –observed every year on the last Saturday of
April –was celebrated here on the day with fervour. The main function
was held at the valley’s oldest veterinary campus in the heart of the
city on the Red Cross Road, under the aegis of Jammu And Kashmir
Veterinary Doctors’ Association where a large number of Para Vets and
engineering staff of Animal Husbandry Department also participated.
Bhupinder Singh, Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir presided over the
function while Dr A A Baba, CEO, Kashmir Livestock Development Board,
Dr N A Khan Former MD, KVMPCF, Dr FA Kaloo, Dy. Director, AH, Kashmir
and Dr Sheikh M Saleem President, JKVDA and shared the dais with him.
Saleem welcoming the participants urged the vets and Para vets to
rededicate them-selves to the cause of the humanity, as the veterinary
profession’s ultimate aim is human welfare adding that the vets were
now much sought after professionals in the world.
Speaking on the
occasion Dr Aejaz Ahmad Kamili, a former Disease Investigation Officer
in the department offered a token amount of Rs 5000 towards the best
veterinarian award to be instituted for honouring best vets and Para
vets annually on the eve of World Veterinary Day.
Dr N A Khan, in
his address recounted as to how livestock improvement was brought about
in the valley and the difficulties the vets and Para vets had to
encounter in educating the overwhelmingly illiterate rural folk about
the importance of cross breeding in improving livestock production and
Dr A A Baba sought the cooperation of the vets and
Para vets in making the livestock development board a success. He urged
them to work in tandem with each other so as to achieve the objectives.
Dr FA Kaloo told the participants as to how diversified the role of
vets had become under the changed circumstances.
He said that
with more than two hundred fifty diseases having been identified as
zoonotic in nature the role of vets in human health had become more
important. Studies carried out across the globe during last twenty
years have proved that more than eighty percent of human infections
including the new and emerging diseases have had animal origin, added
He also identified scores of vets who were contributing
to human welfare in different positions including bureaucracy and even
Dr Bhupinder Singh, Director AH Deptt. shared his
experiences in Kashmir with the participants and lauded the role of
vets and Para vets in transforming more than 70 percent of livestock in
Kashmir to high yielding hybrids. He urged the vets and Para vets to
work with more zest and zeal. Others who spoke on the occasion include
Drs Javaid A Khan, Dy Dir SHDeptt., AR Malik CAHO, Kupwara, GA Nahvi,
APMO, NDA Reshi, EO PW, M S Surma AIO and several Para Vet leaders.
Earlier Kaisar Ahmad Fazili opened the meet with recitations from Holy
Quaran. The association also presented a memento each to Drs N A Khan,
PK Abrol, AA Kamili and felicitated Dr Baba on his assumption of office
Mar 31: J&K Veterinary Doctors Association, Kashmir Branch today
organized a simple but impressive farewell ceremony to Dr Ashok Kumar
Misri, Joint Director, Institute of Animal Health &Biological
Products, at its head office in Srinagar. The ceremony was presided
over by Dr Bhupinder Singh, Director, Animal Husbandry Kashmir.
Misri, a graduate from Rajasthan Veterinary College, Bikaneer, joined
the department initially in 1973 on ad hoc basis but after confirmation
of his services by J&K PSC, he was posted in Sheep Husbandry
Department. He was later repatriated to Animal Husbandry Department in
He has had the distinction of working in all the three
regions of the state in different cadres and finally attained
Dr KA Zargar, SM Saleem, MS Surma, GM
Rather and Bhupinder Singh described him a gentleman who was loved by
the rank and file in the department.
Dr Bhupinder Singh presented
a shawl and a memento to him on behalf of the JKVDA. His subordinates
bid him farewell at IAH&BP Campus Zakura later on.
Kashmir, September 5 2007:
Hon'ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry Jenab Taj
Mohi-ud-Din today paid a visit to the main campus of the Directorate of
Animal Husbandry at Gaw Kaadal, Srinagar. Addressing a gathering of
vets who had assembled there on call of senior officers of the
Department to discuss the challenges before the profession, the Hon'ble
minister reiterated the Government's deep desire to see the Department
as a tool for upliftment of the small and marginal farmers of the state
as well as to meet the animal product demands of the towns and cities.
Chairing the gathering the Hon'ble Minister lent a patient hearing to
the issues raised by some senior officers of the department, including
those relating to reorganization of the department, extension of modern
facilities to hospitals and centers, revival of poultry wing and
strengthening the specialist and super-specialist infrastructure of the
department. Jenab Taj Mohi-ud-Din made it clear that his expectations
from the vets of the department are more because he believes that the
vets here are far superior in intellect and technical know how than
anywhere in India. He resolved to improve the medicinal and gynae
related facilities of the department by favouring post-graduation in
these fields. He also stressed on bringing transparency in all the
offices of the department with a farmer-centric policy.
other dignitaries at the meeting included Dr. SP Sharma, Director
Animal Husbandry-Kashmir, Dr AM Mufti, Dy. Director (Poultry)-Kashmir
and other BVO and equivalent class officers of the department.
Kashmir, May 9, 2007:
the milk is a challenge confronting the milk producers in Kashmir
division where the annual production crossed 806 thousand tones by the
year ended March 31st, 2006-07. Thus the per capita/day availability of
milk has crossed 332 gms in the Division yet the producers find it
difficult to reach out to the potential buyers to have remunerative
price, the consumers are equally at the receiving end who buy it at
highly exorbitant prices. And the major beneficiary of the situation is
the middle man who continues to exploit the consumers and producers as
the latter are yet to organize themselves in cooperatives in a big way.
Highlighting the achievements made in livestock development Dr SP
Sharma, Director Animal Husbandry, Kashmir, who was speaking at a
function to commemorate the World Veterinary Day, implored the vets and
Para vets assembled on the occasion to help the farmers in taking full
benefits of the developmental schemes aimed at their development. He
lamented that the farmers were not able to draw full benefits of
schemes because of absence of a vibrant cooperative mechanism for
selling their produce. He also administered oath by which vets
committed themselves to the cause of the dumb creatures and humanity.
Earlier Dr A M Reshi, Chief AH Officer, in his welcome address claimed
that during last year a record number of 72017 cows were inseminated
during last year and milk availability per person per day had reached
465 gms in the district as against ICMR recommendation of 283 gms per
person per day. On the occasion Dr Sheikh Saleem, President JKVDA and
his comrades were felicitated. Dr Khursheed Hussain Malik, former
director of the department was also decorated on the occasion for his
contribution to the profession. Special prizes were distributed amongst
the officials of Anantnag Block whose performance was described as
outstanding. Dr Rafique A Naqashbandi, Block Veterinary officer, who
had organized the function, gave the background of the celebrations.
Drs FM Saleem, Tahir Hussain Beigh, Abdul Hai Deva, Reyaz Nazir Reshi,
district representative JKVDA, Farooq Ahmad, District president Field
Staff association also spoke on the occasion.
F A Kaloo, Dy Director, AH Deptt while felicitating the vets reminded
them of their duties and responsibilities. Referring to the lopsided
development of livestock in the state, he counseled the vets to
volunteer their services for the backward areas. Now that most of the
demands of vets and Para vets had been met with, it was incumbent upon
them to serve the people with a firm resolve to help them to improve
their lot, said Dr Kaloo. He said vets' past has been glorious and
future would be more promising. Given the fact that during past 20
years 75% of the infectious diseases in mankind had their origin in
animals and therefore in future the Medical and Veterinary
professionals would have to work shoulder to shoulder to stamp out
diseases. Dr Sheikh Saleem speaking on the occasion reminded the
participants of their duties and responsibilities and urged them to
rededicate themselves to the cause of the people. He said that the vets
need to continuously keep themselves abreast of the latest developments
in the field of veterinary and animal sciences so that people are