Veterinarians should be social reformers and economic builders: Dr Aomangyan Walling

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Kohima, May 24: Reminding the standard of professional conduct, etiquette and code of ethics for veterinary practitioners, President of Nagaland State Veterinary Council and Head of Department, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Dr Aomangyang Walling called upon them to be the social reformers and economic builders of the State.
Addressing the general conference cum orientation of Nagaland Veterinarians’ Association (NVA) at Hotel Japfu here today, Dr Walling said that veterinarians can play a pivotal role in the overall social reformation and economic uplift of the people of the State.
Expressing that Nagaland being a non-vegetarian state, the populace is much dependent on meat products leading to very high, he said while lamenting that the production is too less than the demand.
“Our service is required in many ways both in the rural and urban areas and therefore veterinarians should create awareness among the populace to be good producers of healthy meat products,” he said.
Veterinary is a noble profession and as veterinarians we should make ourselves an asset for the society, he maintained.
Opining that the veterinarians should have proper vetrolegal knowledge, Dr Walling also appealed that they should update knowledge and also uphold the standard of professional conduct of the Veterinary Council of India.
Retired director of AH & VS Dr T Odyuo also exhorted the gathering and appealed them to be sincere in delivering the service to the society.
NVA president Dr Ilang delivered the presidential address while Assistant general secretary Dr Esther Krocha presented the general secretary report.
In the afternoon session, NVA members deliberated on the need of post creation and resolved to propose to the government for creation of the posts of Veterinary Assistant Surgeon (VAS) and more Veterinary Field Assistant (VFS) in addition to the existing shortage of VAS and VFS staffs.
Election for office bearers of NVA was also conducted where Dr. Ilang was re-elected as the president while other officials include vice president – Dr. Apilo Kikon, general secretary – Dr. Imomanen Tzudir, assistant general secretary – Dr. Vikato Sema, publicity & information secretary – Dr. Chubasangla, finance secretary – Dr. Keduovizo Visa and treasurer – Dr. Khriekuolie Linyu.
Chaired by NVA general secretary Dr Michael Imti Imchen the conference commenced with Dr Wopanthung Ezung pronouncing invocation. Special number was presented by Dr Tolto Metha.
(Page News Service)