Indian Federation of Animal Health Companies (INFAH) held its 11th Annual General Body Meeting on 24t Sep 2022. Members met after over two years for this physical meeting held at ITC Maratha Mumbai. Emerging trends in AH sector & a pictures gallery showcasing key INFAH activities for 2021- 2022 were displayed at the venue. The AGM was attended by 95 industry colleagues representing Indian animal health and nutrition industry.
On 24th Sep 2022 during the Inaugural session Dr Shirish Nigam, General Secretary delivered welcome note. Inaugural session was addressed by Chief Guest Dr. O.P. Choudhary Joint Secretary DAHDF, New Delhi. Dr. Choudhary highlighted the various initiatives undertaken by the Government towards National Livestock mission and key features of AHIDF. Dr. Choudhary also stressed on collaboration between INFAH and DADF for enhancing Animal Husbandry and Animal Health in India. Detailed presentation on AHIDF scheme was shared by Dr. Lipi Sairiwal Assistant Commissioner, DAHDF. Dr. Umesh Chandra Sharma, President, VCI and Guest of Honor shared his vision for strengthening Veterinary Education in India and focusing on developing Animal Health Infrastructure. Dr. Sharma also stressed on need for collaboration between Industry and VCI. Dignitaries released the Annual report 2022. INFAH members had the unique opportunity of listening & interacting with Invited government dignitaries.
In the post lunch session Dr Tanweer Alam, Vice President welcomed all the delegates, Mr. Shabbir Motorwala, Mr V. Krishnan (B.S.R. Affiliates & Co) delivered presentation on the Topic of “Promotional Inputs, Benefits and Perquisites: TDS, Deducibility and GST aspects” & Mr Amit Manna shared presentation on the topic of “Ecommerce Landscape in India”. Mr. Vijay Teng shared the highlights of Veterinary Code of Ethics and the draft MSVPR.
President address was given by Dr Vijay Makhija reinforcing the INFAHs motto of Healthy Animals, Healthier India. He shared the strategic priorities of INFAH, its progress & way forward. Dr. Shirish Nigam General Secretary INFAH presented the full year activity report for 2021-2022.
Dr. P.G. Phalke, Treasurer conducted the AGM proceedings.
Three distinguished personalities Mr Mohanji Saxena, Mr KP Philip, Mr KK Unni were conferred with INFAH Awards 2022.
Special award was given to Dr. Dr P G Phalke for his contribution to Animal Health sector and INFAH. Immediate Past President Mr Vijay Teng was felicitated for his continued passion & contribution towards the INFAHs journey since the time of inception. INFAHs Subcommittee Chairman, Subcommittee members and INFAH Connect team were felicitated at the AGM for their Valuable contribution Dr. Nitin Bhatia proposed the vote of thanks.
AGM concluded on a very positive note with a resolve to continue the contribution of INFAH towards betterment of the Industry and Society.