GUWAHATI, Feb 26 � A tripartite mega project � Advanced Animal Disease Diagnosis and Service Management Centres (AADSMC), initiated by Core Lab I, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, was launched recently by Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan at the College of Veterinary Science here.
Vice Chancellor, AAU, Dr KM Bujarbaruah welcomed the Minister.
Dr Vardhan in his speech expressed his happiness that in his long professional and political life, it was his first experience to meet a galaxy of scientists in a group from the discipline of animal science. He desired that everyone should have a solemn duty to protect the health of animals. In fact, love for animals is an integral tradition of Indian society. According to him, launch of the project was a humble beginning for the cause of animal health. He appealed to the scientists to work in a dynamic spirit and come �out of the box� so as to link science to the common man.
He expressed his firm confidence that the project would be a role model, not only for North-east India, but also for other parts of the country in respect of its scientific output and service management.
Successful implementation of this project will enable the scientific community in the field of veterinary science to develop an animal health management package including early warning and disease forecasting mechanisms.
Dr Vardhan also launched a website BABRONE containing information about biotechnology and bioinformatics pertaining to NE institutes. Both the projects are funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Dr Pawan Sharma, Senior Consultant, appreciated the scientists of the region for their commitment to science. Director of Research (Vety) Dr A Chakraborty briefed the audience about the project. Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science Dr N Goswami offered the vote of thanks. This was stated in a press release here.