Mymensingh, January 18 (BAU Correspondent/OurVoice): ‘There is no substitute of animal protein intake to develop an intelligent nation. Without being a pioneer in good health and talent, development of the country is impossible. Development is a continuous process. To maintain this continuity, advanced education and research are needed. A major portion of animal protein comes from the poultry sector. But another main protein source, milk production is relatively lower than the demand. So Bangladesh government has already taken a 500 crore taka development project for the development of the dairy sector. If the project is implemented, it will be possible to mitigate the shortage of milk in the country.’
State Minister of Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru said it while speaking as chief guest at the 10th biennial conference of Bangladesh Animal Husbandry Association (BAHA) held at Shilpacharya Zailnul Abedin Auditorium of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on Saturday.
On the conference, State Minister Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru addressed as chief guest while acting Vice-Chancellor of BAU Prof Dr Md Jasimuddin Khan was chief patron. Member of the Panning Commission Md Zakir Hossain Akanda, Animal Husbandry Faculty Dean also Convener of BAU Dean Council Prof Dr Md Nurul Islam, Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) Dr Nathu Ram Sarker and Director General (DG) of Department of Livestock Service (DLS) Dr Abdul Jabbar Shikder addressed as special guest.
BAHA President and former Vice-Chancellor of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) Prof Dr Syed Sakhawat Hussain presided over the conference.
Professor Dr Khan Md Shaiful Islam presented the keynote paper titled ‘Safety Aspects of Animal Protein Production’. On his keynote speech he said, ‘Safe food plays an important role, whether domestically produced and consumed or imported. Ensuring safe food is parameter of human health and for enhancement of the quality of life. So, it is a question about the safety aspects of food from animal origin in Bangladesh from existing production system from farm to fork. Animal Husbandry graduates are playing a vital role to produce safe animal protein.’ Fifty scientific research papers were presented in the conference.