LUDHIANA: Fourteen graduates from College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana (GADVASU) have joined as Fisheries Officers (POs) in the Punjab Fisheries Department after receiving their letters of appointment from Sh. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Dairy Development, Punjab.
Emphasizing the extent of the development of fisheries in the state and the efforts of the state government to uplift the sector, the minister urged the newly recruited POs to serve the department with all their energy and dedication.
Congratulating the appointees, Dr Meera D. Ansal, Dean, College of Fisheries, GADVASU said the university’s fisheries graduates are fully competent to meet the challenges that exist and execute the action plans required to ensure use. Optimized aquatic resources available in the state in a responsible manner. She informed that the collaborative links between the university and the fisheries department will be strengthened to serve the farming community with a stronger extension service network for better production. With the promotional programs of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) of the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy (GOI), there is a wide field of development of aquaculture activities in Punjab for livelihood, l employment and income generation, she added.
Rajinder Kumar Kataria, Director and Director of Fisheries, Punjab Fisheries Department welcomed the new appointments and congratulated them on their enthusiasm in serving the department. He said the Fisheries Department intends to transform the state’s fishing sector into a potential industry through freshwater and saltwater aquaculture activities and, therefore, looks forward to them. competent fishing graduates to achieve the envisaged objectives.
Dr Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU also expressed confidence in the efforts of the university to increase the professional skills of its graduates, so that they can effectively serve their respective sectors with a strong knowledge base and expertise. . Dr Singh added that the young people will come forward to explore the dynamic field of fisheries offering promising national / international career opportunities in the public / private sector and entrepreneurship.