PESHAWAR: The golden jubilee celebrations of Department of Zoology, University of Peshawar, kicked off on Friday in a ceremony held to observe the World Animal Day at the Auditorium Hall of Institute of Education and Research.
The students of BS programme prepared a documentary in connection with the day wherein they highlighted that around 5 million animal species exist in the world. They added due to the negligence from fellow habitat colleagues, human beings, 27,000 of them extinct annually. They revealed that if the condition persists, 15 million of the animal species would extinct in the coming thirty years.
Earlier Chairperson of the department Dr Naheed Ali presented the performance review. She said that the college has produced good number of Masters, MPhil and Ph.Ds since its establishment in 1963. She called for establishment of a Centre of Parasitology and Vector Biology to study and take control over epidemics caused by animals in the region.
Vice-Chancellor UoP Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan, who was the chief guest of the day, said, "We human should learn the lesson of living in harmony from animals." He added the celebration of fifty years demands that the present faculty should be more focused on their job and show ownership and commitment for academic excellence. He reiterated his resolve to take University of Peshawar from a teaching institute towards a disseminator of knowledge and ideally adapt to the role of an entrepreneurship.–Staff Reporter