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World Egg Day 2020

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ICAR-DPR celebrated “WORLD EGG DAY 2020”

ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad organised a webinar on the occasion of the "World Egg Day 2020" with the theme “Egg: A natural immunity booster” on 9th October, 2020. In his opening remarks, Dr.R.N. Chatterjee, Director appreciated the team for organising this webinar at this compelling time. He said egg is the cheapest source of balanced food which is affordable by all sections of the people and which can improve the health of children, pregnant women and elderly people. He said that more and more public awareness should be created to educate about the good qualities of egg consumption and also eradicate the misconceptions and myths regarding the eggs. Mr.V.V. Krishnan, Chief Technical Officer of SKM Egg Products Export (India) Ltd, Tamil Nadu delivered a talk on “Residue free egg production”. He elaborated the various regulatory mechanisms followed in our country in producing residue free egg products for local and export market. He also spoke on different possible residues in egg production, their source and ways and means to address these issues in the production line. Dr.Arunjyothi, Scientist (Home Science), KVK, PVNRTVU, Telangana also delivered a talk on “Role of egg in human nutrition and health”. She described the various components of egg and their role in human health. She also described the nutritive qualities of eggs and how they support the wellbeing for different age groups. Dr. P. Mahesh, Director, CPDO, Bangalore also participated in the webinar. The webinar was attended by staff of the directorate and its regional station, Bhubaneshwar, AICRP-PB and PSP centres, SVUs, field veterinarians from various state AHDs and poultry entrepreneurs from all over the country. The programme was coordinated by Dr. U. Rajkumar, Dr. L. Leslie Leo Prince and Dr. K.S. Rajaravindra of this Directorate.


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