Chairman’s Statement

Dear Members,

It is my pleasure to present before you this 20th Annual Report of Vidya Dairy for the year 2017-18.

When I retrospect the happenings of the year, it gives me sense of satisfaction that the activities of Vidya Dairy are flourishing in line with its mandate. We know that effective dairy development rest on our concerted efforts towards education, research, extension and training activities. During the year 2017- 18, we have provided versatile training of dairy business to 64 students of B.Tech. (DT) program.

The dairy is managed by the professionally competent and committed group, which gives unique status to Vidya Dairy at different fronts. The achievements of team Vidya dairy are reflected in some of the awards outlined below.

• The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) presented the Innovation and Excellence Awards and Vidya Dairy has been certified as the “Best Skill Development in Dairy Sector”. The award was presented on the occasion of FAD-2017 on September 07, 2017.

• Winner of the Plaque under the Category XII – Not-for-Profit Sector of ICAI Awards for “Excellence in Financial Reporting” for the year 2016-17.

• Awarded 2nd Runner up for the “Best Presented Accounts Award” for the year 2016 by the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), a forum of professional accountancy bodies in the South Asian Region.

• Awarded 2nd Runners up in GHKC & GreEnv Contest 2016-17 in the Category of Food & Pharma sector by Baroda Productivity Council.

Apart from regular yearlong training to the students in 12 different modules and their constant evaluation, the dairy took an initiative to offer various short term training programs to different levels of professionals from various parts of the country, considering the recent requirements of the dairy sector. From April 2017 to March 2018 Vidya Dairy offered 40 such short term training programmes and trained 643 professionals. Some of the programs were customized too.

My best wishes to the entire team of Vidya Dairy, the students, the AAU faculty members, the distributors, the great institutions like NDDB, GCMMF, AMUL and other for their unstinted support and cooperation to dairy to grow from strength to strength.

I sincerely thank the Board of Directors for their guidance and my colleagues at Vidya Dairy for their co-operation.

I heartily congratulate all my colleagues as their collective hard work and contribution resulted in the desired performance of the dairy.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. J B Prajapati