DUVASU celebrated its 20th Foundation Day on 25th October 2020 in an online-offline mode looking towards the precautions to be taken during COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme was organized in the University auditorium with a brief invocation about the University history, followed by Lighting of lamp and garlanding of Maa Saraswati by Honorable Vice-Chancellor Professor G.K. Singh, Registrar of the University and Dean of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Professor P.K. Shukla, Dean, College of Biotechnology, Professor Rajesh Nigam and other higher officials of the University. It was followed by University song. Welcoming the gathering, Registrar of the University congratulated DUVASU family on its 20th Foundation day as well as Vijayadashmi. University journey since its inception till date was presented in terms of various landmarks, achievements and progress of the University.
The most overwhelming and blissful was the remarks video clip of the previous administrators who took reins of the University for its establishment.
Professor S.N. Maurya, Founder Officer on Special duty conveyed best wishes for the 20th Foundation Day celebration and mentioned that with limited resources, nominal budget etc. how he took over the charge and proceeded successfully and conducted first PVT examination in 13 centres of the district. He expressed his strong willingness that this institution should raise in terms of livestock breeding policy; pure indigenous well developed breeds should be improved through selection, grading up etc improving management of Go-Anusandhan Kendra including its products and by-products. He also wishes that students should excel not only in their subjects, but they should be animal loving and become a responsible citizen of the nation.
Professor D.P.Singh, Second OSD of the University was delighted to learn that the University is celebrating its 20th Foundation day. He expressed his feelings towards this University and remembered that those earlier days are gone when they used to work with scanty resources and now we have ample of everything to run the University. He also appreciated the tireless efforts of then NCC officer Professor P.K.Shukla, present Dean of the College of Veterinary science and Animal husbandry during those tough days. He mentioned his contribution regarding getting recognition of this proud institution in ICAR. He advised to work in team spirit to lead the University ahead and conveyed he is ever ready to still contribute and bless this University whenever required.
Professor Shri Krishna Garg, Founder Vice-Chancellor congratulated DUVASU on its 20th foundation day appreciated all regarding the visible progress. He was happy expressing that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji launched National projects from this institution which is a clear reflection of the importance and progress in terms of education, animal welfare and practices. He requested the state and central Government to give central recognition to this University so that it can excel in teaching, resources and extension activities.
Professor M.L.Madan, Former Vice-Chancellor wishing good luck expressed his strong attachment to this University and emphasized that the approach to education, teaching, student-teaching relationship and the methodology for conveying science to students and in turn students ability to learn out of them has also been changed. He said that teaching methodologies to be adopted as per the present era of advancement in Science and Technology and requested to re-orient ourselves to these modern times where artificial intelligence, big data analysis, robotics is the need of the society.
Professor A.C. Varshney, wishing DUVASU family on its foundation day appreciated the progress and narrated the developments during his tenure which has contributed in its achievement including the ranking of our University as 62nd amongst top hundred universities of the nation by Ministry of Human Resource Development in the year 2016.
Today, DUVASU made this Foundation day a historic event when for the first time the reflection of the students was compiled as a treasure form of Student magazine- THE MIRROR/दर्पण and its CD was released by the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor G.K.Singh and Dean of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Professor P.K.Shukla along with the editorial board members. This student magazine is a compilation of the articles, poems, puzzles etc. which has its uniqueness that there is the logo of the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in it.
To encourage the students of the University, few best online performances were played- solo songs, solo dances, group dance etc. on the occasion to give them an impulse to their creativity.
Moreover, under the DIMSCA project running in the department of Surgery and Radiology, few SC beneficiaries of the nearby villages identified by CVO, Mathura, Dr. Yogendra Pawar, were distributed “Kits” containing mineral mixture prepared by the University, first-aid materials, medicines, immunity enhancers by Honorable Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dean, college of Veterinary science and Animal husbandry and Director, Clinics Professor R.P.Pandey.
Addressing DUVASU on this auspicious occasion, Honorable Vice-Chancellor congratulated and blessed the gathering correlating the progress of this knowledge gaining platform with the festival of Vijayadashmi removing darkness and moving towards light enlightening, disseminating education thus serving the society.
The programme ended with Vote of thanks by DSW, Professor Vikas Pathak followed by National Anthem.