Islamabad—The World Egg Day celebrated at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Friday, with an aim to create public awareness about the nutritional value of eggs and its importance in human diet.
To mark the day, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (FV&AS) of PMAS-AAUR in collaboration with SB Eggs & Pakistan Poultry Association Islamabad, Poultry Farmers Academy and Poultry Science Club organized different events including Egg Dish Cooking Competition, National Seminar on Importance of Egg and awareness walk.
On the occasion PMAS-AAUR, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad was the chief guest while Dr. Muhammad Sadiq Chairman SB Poultry was the guest of honor. Khalid Saleem Malik ex-Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association, Sohail Ahmad Marketing Manager SB Poultry, Dr. Safdar Ali, Dr. Irfan Yousaf and Dr. Nasir Mukhtar of FV&AS, also addressed the participants of the event.
Expressing his views, PMAS-AAUR, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad appreciated the organizers and participating students for organizing such a colorful event and said eggs have a vital role to play in feeding people around the world. He said that the eggs have excellent and affordable source of high quality protein and emphasized the need for understanding that egg is a complete diet & replete with the best kinds of protein, vitamins and minerals. He also highlighted the real value of egg as an essential item of daily life. The Vice Chancellor further said that the University is forming close ties with the poultry industry and could resolve challenges and problems through research.