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WORLD VETERINARY DAY-2023

29th April, 2023 MISCELLANEOUS

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Context: On April 29, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, in partnership with the Veterinary Council of India, celebrated World Veterinary Day 2023.

Details

  • The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, in partnership with the Veterinary Council of India, observed World Veterinary Day on April 29, 2023, in New Delhi at Vigyan Bhawan.

World Veterinary Day

  • The Day is an annual event that honours the vital role of veterinarians in animal health, welfare, and public health.
  • It is celebrated on the last Saturday of April every year, with a different theme chosen to highlight a specific aspect of veterinary medicine.
  • This year, World Veterinary Day 2023 was held on April 29th, with the theme of “Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the veterinary profession”.

Significance of the day

  • Veterinarians work in diverse settings, from farms to zoos, from laboratories to clinics, and from rural areas to urban centres.
    • They interact with people from different backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.
    • They face complex ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities.
    • They need to be aware of and respect the differences among themselves and others, and strive for fairness and justice in their work.
  • The day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of veterinarians around the world, as well as to raise awareness and advocate for more diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the veterinary profession.

 PRACTICE QUESTION

Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about World Veterinary Day 2023?

1. It is celebrated on the first Saturday of April every year.

2. It is celebrated to honour the veterinary profession and its contribution to animal and public health.

3. It has the theme of "Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession".

 Select the code

(A)   1 and 2 only

(B)   2 and 3 only

(C)   1 and 3 only

(D)   1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: World Veterinary Day 2023 is celebrated on the last Saturday of April, which falls on 29th April 2023. The day is observed to honour and recognise the efforts of veterinarians and their role in animal health, welfare, and public health.  The theme for World Veterinary Day 2023 is "Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the Veterinary Profession", which aims to highlight the importance of fairness and equity in the veterinary field.

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