LAHORE: There is a dire need to create awareness among the public about nutrition value of eggs as they help fight malnutrition, said University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the varsity’s Department of Poultry Production in collaboration with the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) to mark the World Egg Day. The day is observed every year on October 14 across the world to raise awareness about the benefits of eggs.
Dr Talat advised that children should be given an egg a day so that they do not suffer from malnutrition. “Eggs are an important source of nutrition as they contain proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and growth factors required by the developing embryo,” said PPA Northern Zone Chairman Dr Abdul Karim Bhatti.
The university also organised some other activities, including a walk, egg cooking contest, egg shell model making competition, comedy skits and poetry recitation with an aim to underline the importance of eggs for the growth of human body.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2016.