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I.A.R.I. Foundation Day Celebrated with Padma Shree Farmers & Painting Competition

Dr. Sangeeta Soi
Dr. Sangeeta Soi

It was a beautiful morning with the presence of school children painting their thoughts on canvas and spreading colors of their dreams and choices to make the foundation day of I.A.R.I. more memorable and worth celebrating.  It was the 1st day of April 2019.

The director and the staff of I.C.A.R. Indian Agricultural Research Institute were present for the Foundation Day lecture delivered by Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Secretary DSIR and DG CSIR New Delhi and Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE, and DG, ICAR, New Delhi presided over the function at B.P Pal Auditorium, I.A.R.I. 

The programme began with a painting competition by school children on the theme ”Swachh Bharat" and prize distribution function was from 10-12 P.M. followed by interaction session with Padma Shree Awardee  Farmers in presence of Dr. R.B. Singh, Former Member, National Commission on Farmers, Govt. of India. During the prize distribution ceremony, many school children from leading schools like Salwan public school etc were awarded prizes in first, second and third categories along with some consolation prizes.  

Among the Padma Shree awardee farmers Sultan Singh from Haryana told how he started from the scratch and made gold out of soil. Through his speech he tried to inspire the youth to take up agriculture and become an entrepreneur in future. Singh also has a fish farm with an outlet in Canada by the name ’Fish Bite' and has opened number of franchisee of the same.   

Session 3 was accompanied by foundation day lecture by Dr. Shekhar C.Mande, Secretary, CSIR and DG, CSIR followed by Cultural evening by Pusa Institute Ladies Association (PILA). 

The programme was attended by all the faculty members and Scientist from I.A.R.I. as well as speech by Padma Shree Bharat Bhushan Tyagiji and Dr. J.P.Sharma, Dir. Extension who gave the vote of thanks to the invitees and mentioned about organising many such events in future which will not only include the agriculture fraternity but will be organised to give a platform to the farmers who can express themselves and help them send their voices in order to double their income.   

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