Meenesh Shah, Chairman, NDDB receives Honorary Doctorate for contribution to Dairy sector
Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat and Chancellor of Kamdhenu University Shri Acharya Devvrat conferred the Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) upon Shri Shah for his contribution to dairy sector during the university's 9th Annual Convocation held in Gandhinagar.
Gandhinagar: Meenesh Shah, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) was conferred with honorary degree by Kamdhenu University, known for its excellence in the fields of veterinary, dairy and fisheries. Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat and Chancellor of Kamdhenu University Shri Acharya Devvrat conferred the Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) upon Shri Shah for his contribution to dairy sector during the university’s 9th Annual Convocation held in Gandhinagar.
The occasion was graced by Chief Guest Shri Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Union Fisheries Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, Guest of Honour Shri Raghavjibhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Cow Breeding, Fisheries, Rural Housing and Rural Development of Gujarat, and Dr NH Kelawala, Vice Chancellor, Kamdhenu University and eminent personalities from animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries sectors. This is the first time Kamdhenu University has conferred Honorary degree.
Expressing his gratitude, Shri Shah stated, “I am truly honoured and thankful to the Hon’ble Chancellor and the Board of Management of Kamdhenu University for conferring upon me the Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) in recognition of my contribution to society and the dairy sector.”
Shri Shah added, “This is also a moment of thankfulness for the guidance and support received from many including family members. It instils a sense of greater responsibility now to remain committed to bring about happiness on farmers’ face. I thank all farmers, dairy cooperatives and colleagues at NDDB and subsidiaries. It is the recognition of your efforts too.”
Shri Shah has an illustrious and multifaceted career of more than 37 years in NDDB. He has been instrumental in conceptualising, planning and implementation of several interventions in dairy and allied sectors and more importantly enhancing the income of small and marginal dairy farmers.
Shri Shah is also the Chairman of Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, Indian Immunologicals Ltd, IDMC Ltd, NDDB Dairy Services, NDDB Mrida Ltd and NDDB CALF Ltd. He also chairs Pristine Biologicals, New Zealand, Anandalaya, Animal Breeding Research Organisation, NDDB Foundation for Nutrition, Jharkhand Milk Federation and West Assam Milk Union Ltd. He is also on the Governing Boards of many premier institutions of the county like IRMA, NCDFI, Vidya Dairy, FES, North East Dairy and Foods, Bharatiya Beej Sahakari Samiti Ltd, National Cooperative Organics Ltd and leading milk unions like Banas and Sabar.
He is the Member Secretary of Indian National Committee of International Dairy Federation (INC-IDF) and also a Member of the Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics of IDF.
Shri Shah is a Dairy Technologist from Sheth MC College of Dairy Science and a post graduate in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand.