Aquariums created by fishing students were the center of attraction at the ornamental fish festival



The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Experiential Learning Programs (ELPs) under the “STUDENT READY” program, according to Senior Scientist Dr. Vaneet Inder Kaur, are important in promoting the independence of youth.








Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU was the chief guest of this event.





The College of Fisheries (COF), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), held the “Ornamental Fish Festival”, which attracted a lot of public attention and highlighted the visual enjoyment and interest people for ornamental fish.














Many beautiful reservoirs with ornamental fisheries have been set up.
Many beautiful reservoirs with ornamental fisheries have been set up.





The celebration began with the keynote address by the main guest, Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of GADVASU, and continued full steam ahead with hundreds of participants including students, shopkeepers, schoolchildren , members of the general public and academic scientists.

The main attractions of the festival were aquariums created by final year undergraduate fishing students which included eye-catching themes and various species of ornamental fish displayed in captivating tank configurations to captivate the audience. According to Dr. Meera D. Ansal, Dean of COF, the festival’s goal of promoting ornamental fishing through public entertainment was achieved because ornamental fish and aquariums were in high demand. The overwhelming response received at the said promotional event will definitely boost students’ morale to develop entrepreneurial aptitude, she added.














Chief guest presenting awards to winners.
Chief guest presenting awards to winners.





The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Experiential Learning Programs (ELPs) under the “STUDENT READY” program, according to Senior Scientist Dr. Vaneet Inder Kaur, are important in promoting the independence of youth. The program was organized by Dr Vaneet Inder, ELP manager, and Dr Sachin Onkar Khairnar, ornamental fish expert. Such events will be held frequently to spread knowledge and promote ornamental fish among pet lovers and outdoor enthusiasts in the region, they added.

In order to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit among graduate fishing professionals, Dr. Inderjeet Singh congratulated the winners of the thematic competitions of aquarium making, promotional slogan, poster design and fish breeding organized throughout the festival. After receiving formal training at a university, young people and women can easily adopt ornamental fish as a full-time or sideline garden activity, providing rich entrepreneurial options with little cost and space.












University officers also graced the occasion with their courteous presence to appreciate and inspire the students.











First published: July 28, 2022, 04:54 IST



Keith P. Plain