A Golden Moment for Veterinary Profession-A Veterinarian appointed as Secretary AWBI

Pashu Sandesh, 10th October 2018

Lucknow city based a veterinarian - geneticist and young Animal Scientist, Dr. Neelam Bala has joined  Animal Welfare Board of India , under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change ,Government of India , as Secretary on October 3,2018.

Dr. Neelam Bala is a renowned veterinarian from the state of Uttar Pradesh having served the Department of Animal Husbandry for 17 Years. She has wide administrative experience as Estate Officer, Nodal Officer (Training) and Member of various committees in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Neelam Bala has been instrumental in achieving livelihood support objectives of Sodic Land project-III, a World Bank Project implemented by UP Bhumi  Sudhar Nigam. In the 57 years  history of Animal Welfare Board , Dr. Neelam is the first female veterinarian secretary of the Animal Welfare Board of India . 

She did her B.V.Sc.& A.H. from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in Haryana; M.V.Sc. from the same University and also Ph.D. in animal genetics and breeding.  She has participated in training programs related to general management, governance and veterinary science and animal welfare  in IIM ,IVRI, MANAGE, NIDM, WII, IASRI, NIRD, CPDO. She has been a scholar all along and has several national and International research papers to her credit having been published worldwide. Also represented India in training program on Animal Health in Colorado State University Fort Collins, USA She presented paper in ‘International One Health Congress’ at CSIRO,Melbourne,Australia.

She is member of many associations related to Animal Sciences including IAAVR, ISVM, ISAGB, LASAI. She is also reviewer and executive member of several Journals. She is nominee in various Animal Ethics committees including CDRI, IITR, NBRI. Dr. Neelam Bala has been awarded by various organisations for her contribution, notable being Lady Veterinarian Award, Santulan Award, Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Excellence Award, Rashtriya Gaurav Award, Young Scientist Award, and National scholarship by Ministry of HRD Government of India.

Dr. Neelam Bala is particularly keen on animal Welfare and Ethics for better care of homeless animals, large and small those are abandoned. She wanted to make a bridge among government, animal lovers and public for solution of animal care on the spot. She is very keen for women empowerment in the field of animal welfare to make change. 

Pashu Sandesh congratulate Dr Neelam Bala and wish her all the very best for future work at AWBI.