The Department of Dairy Technology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore observed World Milk Day with the theme of ‘Dairy Forum A Way Forward for the Uplift of Dairy Sector’ here on Wednesday.
Various activities including walk, seminar, a technical session, short video on milk value chain, milk drinking contest and success story featured to mark the day and to create awareness among public about natural milk, its nutritional value and various milk products.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad and Director General (DG) Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Muhammad Shoaib Khan Jadoon co-chaired the seminar while Chairperson Department of Animal Nutrition Prof Dr Saima, Chairperson Department of Dairy Technology Dr Saima Inayat and dairy technology students, faculty members and representatives from various public and private sectors, farmers and consumers were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, DG PFA Shoaib Khan Jadoon highlighted the benefit of school milk programme to curb malnutrition issues in growing children.
Jadoon said that business of dairy industries could be improved by having access to international markets and this was only possible by introducing new dairy products.
The DG PFA acknowledged the role of UVAS especially to strengthen academia & industry liaison and said that PFA always willing to collaborate for joint work with dairy industries.
While addressing the audience, VC Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad spoke about the efforts of faculty members of Department of Dairy Technology, UVAS to conduct various dairy professionals training for their capacity building.