Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat was on Thursday advocated change in animal medical education. “Bharat is an agrarian country and livestock is foundation of it. For achieving well-being and development of livestock there is need to change the animal medical education with the time,” opined Bhagwat.
The RSS chief was speaking after receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (‘Honoris Causa’) conferred by Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur for his contributions in ‘indigenous cow conservation’. The 8th Annual Convocation of the MAFSU was at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in the city. The Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao presided over the convocation ceremony. Other dignitaries present on the dais include Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Mahadev Jankar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Secretary of Indian Council for Agriculture Research and others.
Expressing his apologies for receiving the doctorate degree without putting any hard work, Bhagwat further said that “I am a person who treads the path of hard work for serving others. The students who received degrees should also walk on the same path. Agrarian and industry are foundations of our country and significance of both the sectors is growing day by day. To take these sectors further, there is need to effect change in animal medical education coupled with utilisation of modernity,” Bhagwat stressed.
Delivering his speech as chief guest, the Chief Minister Fadnavis said that India is going ahead as youth country in the world. “In a country in which participation of youth in human resource is on larger scale that country progressed rapidly. Now, India has got this opportunity and we have to achieve development of entire country by 2015. Today’s youth have to think about how to reach development at the doorstep of the last man of the country,” Fadnavis said.