World Egg Day observed at all campuses of UVAS

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The Department of Poultry Production of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in collaboration with the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) observed “World Egg Day” in a befitting manner at Ravi Campus Pattoki on Friday.

On the occasion, various activities, including a seminar, a walk, a documentary on Department of Poultry Production, egg nutrition presentation, egg eating & dishes cooking competitions featured the day to create awareness among public about the nutritional value of egg and its importance for the growth of human body.

Similar activities were also held at other campuses of UVAS including CVAS Narowal and CVAS Jhang Campus.

Regional Chairman PPA North Zone Dr Abdul Kareem Bhatti presided over the seminar while Poultry Consultant Bio Paul International Dr Hanif Nazir Chaudhry, Dr Nusrat Tahir, Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Anjum Khalique, Chairman Department of Poultry Production Prof Dr Athar Mahmood, poultry professionals from public & private organizations, PPA representatives and a large number of students from Kinnaird College for Women university (KCW), Aspire Collage and Government School of Mundaki and also from different departments of UVAS and faculty members attended.

Addressing the seminar, Dr Abdul Kareem Bhatti spoke about the benefits of eating egg and poultry meat like milk for the growth of human body especially for growing children.

He negate all kind of misconception (hormones & steroids used in poultry feed/eating egg is real cause of boost cholesterol) associated with poultry meat and egg.

He said fat and protein are the essential items in human diet and egg is the cheap source of getting protein.

Dr Hanif Nazir Chaudhry advised students to start a campaign as ambassadors to convince people regarding the benefits, nutritional value of egg, poultry meat and other poultry products for their better health.

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