A cultural festival was organized by GC University Faisalabad on 1st and 2nd March 2018. This two days festival was well attended by Members of Pakistan Poultry Association including Dr.ArshadHanif, (Chairman PPANorthern zone), Dr. QasimAltaf, Mr. KhalidSaleem Malik (Spokesperson PPA Northern Zone), Haji Mukhtar Ahmad (Ex senior vice chairman PPA) (Convenor layer wing and Faisalabad all events), HajiAltafHaider (Ex CEC member PPA), Dr.QasimAltaf and members consumer education committee PPA, Dr.SajjadArshad, RanashahidRaza, RanaAtifMukhtar,RanaIftikhar. A beautiful stall was buildby PPA at the cultural festival. PPA participation in the event was encouraged by the teachers and students who have came to attend the festival. PPA has conveyed the message of the nutritional benefits of poultry products that poultry Meat & Eggs are absolutely safe and healthy. The Festival was a mix of the right amount of fun and thought provoking elements. The atmosphere was warm, fun and extremely contagious. Students enjoyed it with a high degree of anticipation, mixed with a fair amount of intimidation. Dr. ArshadHanifand Mr. Khalid Saleem Malik had the honor to address the students while being on the stall and he not only cleared the doubts of most of the students in the funfair about the poultry products but also gave them the insight about the mechanics and driving force of the poultry sector. He added that poultry sector of Pakistan succeeds in bridging gap between demand and supply of the essential protein requirements of consumer need in the most economical way. He explained that the poultry industry use typical breeding pattern to get eggs and is not a process of few decades but it took 100 years to get this breed of broiler we have today. It is the result of selective breeding he added.. He clarified that Poultry Meat and eggs are 100 percent pure and contain no harmful substance in it. While briefing the participants he said that poultry industry is the second largest industry after textile, as over 1.8 million people are affiliated with this industry and are earning their livelihood. There is a need to take constructive steps by the government to affectively standardize this industry, so it can compete with foreign market. Pakistan produces standard meat and eggs and can compete with Foreign Countries.
They also answered the tough questions asked by the students at the stall.Boiled Eggs were also distributed at the stall.Vice Chancellor of GC University also visited the stall and appreciated the efforts being put by PPA for Poultry Industry. He invited the members of PPA next in future also.