Odisha’s Gen Narayan Mohanty Conferred With National Vet Award

Bhubaneswar: Noted veterinarian from Odisha Lt Gen Narayan Mohanty (Retd) has been conferred with the prestigious ‘National Outstanding Veterinary Award’ for his achievements and contributions in the field of scientific research.

The award was presented to Lt Gen Mohanty by Union Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala at an event held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on the occasion of World Veterinary Day-2023.

Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in  collaboration with  the Veterinary Council of India (VCI) celebrated the day on Saturday at Vigyan Bhawan to recognise and celebrate the important roles of veterinarians in animal and human health and ecology.

The theme of World Veterinary Day for 2023  was “Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in the veterinary profession”, a press release said.

The award was bestowed on Lt Gen Mohanty for his   outstanding achievements and contributions as a successful military leader,  his achievements in scientific research  in the field of International Equestrian sports and enabling military level co-operation with friendly neighbouring countries.

During his tenure as the President of VCI, Lt Gen Mohanty was instrumental in streamlining the Veterinary education and Service delivery system in the country.

An alumni of OUAT, Bhubaneswar Lt Gen Mohanty was  conferred with prestigious  Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences in 2005, Doctor of Science (H C) in 2011 and Doctor of Philosophy in 2012.  He was commissioned in the Indian Army as an officer at the  age of 22 years and was promoted to the coveted rank of Lt General. He was chosen as the first Director General of RVC of the Indian Army and had played a key role in bringing the Indian Army to deal with serious security concerns with neighbouring countries in operational planning and execution.

Besides his military honours,  he was also conferred  the award of Pride of India for being an outstanding and successful military leader.

Lt Gen Mohanty is engaged in many philanthropic and charitable activities aimed at the upliftment of economically weaker sections of the Society and other fields. He is a life member of INTACH, Bhubaneswar Chapter.

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