The alumni meeting was graced by the distinguished presence of the Chief Guest of the day, Mr. Anil X I.A.S, Hon. Vice Chancellor i/c Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Secretary Department of Animal Husbandry and dairy development. Dr Rama Kamath, Vice President welcomed the gathering. Dr. N. R Harshakumar, President, VAAK in his presidential address reiterated the request of the association regarding the disproportionate division of assets on bifurcation of Kerala Agricultural University and stressed upon the association’s request to the government to maintain the status quo of 1972 with regard to the division of landed property between the two universities. In his address the Chief Guest Mr. Anil X I.A.S pointed out that necessary steps to sort out the land issues between the KAU and KVASU had been initiated by the government and that an independant body had been appointed to look into the matter and submit a report within 3 months. The Hon. Vice Chancellor further emphasised the significant contributions made by the veterinary profession to the improvement of rural livelihoods and the economy of the state and the nation. He lauded the commendable service undertaken by all veterinarians in this regard. The alumni association felicitated Dr. Anu S., a 2008 graduate of CVAS Mannuthy for her commendable performance in this years’ civil services examination. The Veterinary Alumni Association Kerala Gold Medal for the best outgoing student was awarded to Dr. Nisha A of 2011 batch. The various endowments instituted by different batches were presented to meritorious students. The Dr. Satheesh kumar Memorial Award, Dr. Mercy C Varappan award and Dr. E.P. Varghese award instituted by the1979 batch were presented to Mr Livin Raj, Ms Athira K K and Mr Ijaz V N while the Dr. Premni Aleyas award for excellence in Veterinary Medicine instituted 1987 batch was presented to Dr. Shilpa Sasi. Dr. K. Madhavan Pillai award instituted by by Dr S. Sulochana, former Dean and Professor Veterinary Microbiology, CVAS, Mannuthy for excellence in Veterinary Parasitology was awarded to Dr. Deepak Chandran and the Dr. Ambiliy V.S. Memorial award instituted by 1998 batch for excellence in Veterinary Public Health was awarded to Dr. Dhanasree and Dr. Deepak Chandran. This year the Student aid for economically weak students were given to 20 students because of generous contributions from our Alumni.