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EM stresses on scientific livestock rearing

To take the stock of the on going Govt. Pig cum Poultry Farm project at Sontila 15 KM from Haflong, the Executive Member, incharge veterinary etc. Sri Parkanta Warisa etc. visited on Friday.

To avoid health hazard being threatening of occurrence of communicable disease from livestock and poultry to human as the farm was located in the thick populated area in the middle of Haflong town, the farm was shifted to Sontilla area.

The area at Sontilla measuring about 35 bighas is very suitable for the farm Firstly- the communication which is very important for transport of output and input of the farm better than other place who also having source of water the highly requirement for the farm. Secondly-the climate at Sontilla is very suitable for piggery & poultry farming and for which the department hope that the farm will be more fruitful in various side.

The department aiming very high to increase the production of the farm which will be benefited for the public as well as the Govt. since there is no such farm in this district till date. Besides Pig & Poultry Farming, hatchery would be available and moreover, Cattle demonstration will be provided in future. Also the department will be providing good quality of livestock & poultry feed through Feed Mixing Plant at a reasonable price. Thus the department hoped that in near future by constructing dam to retain water, Duckery farming will also be possible.

EM, Warisa, expressing satisfaction over the on going work progress disclosed that once this project completed, the people of Dima Hasao in general and people of Sontila will be benefited in regards to their sustained economy, since most of the tribal people are in practice of rearing of livestock traditionally. There fore this scientific and high yielding method of rearing live stock will make them economically self sufficient.

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Death anniversary of Muslim Ali Saikia

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65th Foundation Day of College of Veterinary Science

19 Aug 2012 - 8:39pm | editor

The 65TH Foundation Day of the College of Veterinary Science (C.V.Sc.), Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara was celebrated with pomp and gaiety on 18th August 2012 with a day long programme. The programme started with Flag Hoisting by Dr. R. N. Goswami, Dean, C.V.Sc. followed by “Swahid Tarpan and an impressive cultural procession by students, teachers and employees of the college. In his flag hosting speech Dr. R. N. Goswami, presented before the gathering the historical perspective, growth and development and the achievements of the college in acting as an instrument of change of social and economic status of the society. He appealed all the faculties, employees and students to work hard with dedication so as to fulfill the cherished dreams of the founders and also to meet the aspirations of the people of North East.

The Foundation Day Lecture was delivered by Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University on the topic “Educating the Educators – A step towards knowledge society in animal science”. In his speech Dr. Bujarbaruah emphasized the bigger role of teachers in the creation of knowledge society in the 21st century- the century of knowledge. He deliberated upon the need of change of mind set of teaching community and adoption of technology in augmenting teaching-learning process. He opined that a teacher should be a living encyclopedia at least in regards to his discipline. While encouraging the students by projecting a bright future of animal husbandry and veterinary in India, he pointed out that it is the young people, who constitute majority of the populace in the country, and it is they who will have to make road for themselves to reach their destiny and the destiny of the nation.

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