Awareness program on Lumpy skin disease
Club: Social Awareness & Environment Sustenance Club (NSS Unit)
Year/Semester: NSS Volunteers, Mandsaur University
Activity: “Awareness program”
Date and Duration: 30.09.2022 , 9.15 AM- 1.30 PM
Title: “Awareness program on Lumpy skin disease”
Brief description/ Remarks:
In view of National Foundation Day of NSS (24.09.2022), the Social Awareness & Environment Sustenance Club (NSS Unit) of Mandsaur University had organized an “Awareness program on Lumpy skin disease of cattle” at the adopted village- Guradiya Deda on 30.09.2022. This disease is caused by the lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) and is a vector-borne pox disease of domestic cattle and Asian water buffalo. At present, it is affecting cattle severely in the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states of India.
The main objective of this awareness program was to spread awareness among the village peoples regarding lumpy virus. In the beginning, the NSS volunteers have interacted with the Sarpanch and Up–Sarpanch of Guradiya Deda. They enthusiastically started the rally chanting slogans related to cows importance and protection from Lumpy virus, had door to door interaction with the local peoples, informed about the common symptoms, preventive measures and distributed pamphlet related to primary home remedies of lumpy skin disease.
Few volunteers among them carried out a survey of LSD cases and found infected cows with visual symptoms. They provided all the possible information related to LSD to the villagers. A random question based survey was also conducted by volunteers to know about the awareness among the villagers about the disease. At the end of the program, the effort of NSS volunteers on the current issues were appreciated by the Brig. (Dr.) Bharat Singh Rawat, Vice Chancellor, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur and motivated for the societal development. The program was planned and organized by Dr. Shekhar Jain, Director, NSS and coordinated by the faculty coordinators, Ms. Teena Yadav (Secretary NSS), Mr. Dayashankar Singh (Coordinator Campus 1), Dr. Rahul Trivedi (Coordinator Campus 2) and Mr. Tushar Nagade (Faculty of Agriculture Sciences).
This activity enhanced awareness about LSD and provided guidance on early detection of symptoms, home remedies and diagnosis of the disease to village peoples. They have appreciated it and positive feedbacks were received during interaction.
No. of participants: 63 Students
Prepared by: Ms. Teena Yadav, Secretary, NSS, Mandsaur University
Verified and Submitted by: Dr. Shekhar Jain, Director, NSS, Mandsaur University