Ludhiana 15-August 2019-73rd Independence Day was celebrated at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana with great enthusiasm. Dr. AS Nanda, Vice–Chancellor, GADVASU unfurled the National Flag in the University premises. Dr. Nanda, firstly paid rich tributes to all those who fought for country’s freedom. He said that we all must remember and salute them.

In his address, Dr. Nanda said that we should come forward to save our citizens from malnutrition. To work for the nutritional security should be our major objective and duty. Dr. Nanda emphasized that as a veterinarian we should try our best to control the fatal diseases of livestock and animals. To uplift the socio-economic status of our farmers and to increase their income, should be our target. He revealed that with our research work we can contribute a lot to clean our environment. Dr. Nanda informed that in the ICAR ranking this year we earned an honour to place our university at the top position amongst all the Veterinary Universities of the country. He also mentioned GADVASU ranking amongst the top universities of world under Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, Shanghai. He said that university will work on an international project of 10.2 crore on 'Genome Editing for Food Security and Environment Sustainability' with PAU and top institutes of Canada.

University also earned a handsome grant under Institutional Development Project to the tune of 30 crores. He said that with this grant we will strengthen of students exchange programme with other international universities. Dr, Nanda also elaborated major achievements of students in sports and extra-curricular activities.

Dr. Nanda while explaining the future targets vowed that imparting quality education and dissemination of knowledge/technologies/practices at farmer’s door step to enhance profitability from dairying, fisheries, piggery, poultry and goat will be top priorities.

An impressive musical and choreographed function was also organized by students of varsity. The celebration was attended by Officers of the GADVASU, Heads of Departments, faculty, staff and students.