The two days Pashu Pradharshini and Krishi Mela organized on 6th and7th April 2023 by Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GoI in cooperation with ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cattle, Meerut at Numaish Ground, Muzaffar Nagar Uttar Pradesh. The mela was inaugurated on 6th April 2023 by the Sri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Road Transport and Highways, GoI in the presence of Sri. Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying GoI, Sri. Dharmpal Singh, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Animal Husbandry, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying GoI.
In the mela, 180 exhibition stalls comprising of 28 from machinery and tools, 35 from Agricultural startups, 17 from Ministry of Agriculture 40 from Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, 15 from fisheries sector and 45 from ICAR, SAU, common service centers and veterinary pharmaceuticals were arranged to display the activities performed by these agencies. On the second day, around 20000 participants including the school and college students attended the mela.
On the second day of Mela (7 th April 2023), the animal show and judging were conducted for different categories of cattle, buffaloes, sheep goat and horses. The judging committee consisted of the animal science / Veterinary experts from various Institutions like ICAR, State Animal Husbandry Department, State Agricultural / Veterinary Universities. During the Mela, cultural programs were also arranged. Lottery scheme sponsored by different manufacturers of agricultural equipment for visiting farmers was also arranged. The Mela was organized by the Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GoI in coordination with ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cattle, Meerut. The Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Uttar Pradesh also played an important role in organizing the Mela.
On the second day, show and judging of various categories of buffaloes, sheep, goat and horses were conducted. The valedictory function of the mela held on 07th Apr 2023 at 02:30 PM which was graced by Sri. Giriraj Singh, Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj along with Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GoI. During his address Sri. Giriraj Singh stressed the importance of indigenous animals on the livelihood of the rural livestock farmers of the country. He urged to adopt the advanced technologies for improving the economy of livestock farming. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Hon’ble Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying GoI during his address appreciated the interest shown by the farming community of the region in making the mela a grand success.
During the valedictory program, the winners of the lottery scheme sponsored by different manufacturers of agricultural equipment were presented with the prizes. The winners of the various categories of animal shows were distributed with the certificates, medals along with the cash prizes. The Murrah male owned by Sri Arjun Singh from Sonaria, Haryana was adjudged as the champion animal of the mela. In the valedictory session Shri Vijay Pal singh Tomar, Member of Parliament Rajyasabha, Shri Pankaj Singh, MLA and other dignitaries were also present. The Pashu Pradharshini and Krishi Mela came to an end on the evening of 7th April 2023.
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