Agriculture Education Day Celebration’s at NAARM on 03-12-2016
NAARM Celebrates Agriculture Education Day – 2016
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) commemorates the birth anniversary of (Late) Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was the Minister of Food and Agriculture after the elections in 1946 and the first President of Republic of India, as Agriculture Education Day on 03 Dec every year, in order to sensitize the students on the importance of agriculture and allied subjects for ensuring food and nutritional security of the people and livelihood security of the farmers, apart from contributing to the national GDP.
NAARM, the premier management institute under ICAR, organized a series of events at its premises in Rajendranagar, to mark the Agricultural Education Day. It organized painting and quiz competitions for the school children. Best of out of the waste competition provided an opportunity to unravel the creative quest of the students towards making our lives close to nature and for promoting sustainable livelihood practices. About 100 students from Bharathiya Vidhta Bhavan participated in these competitions.
The elocution competition witnessed overwhelming response from the university students, with over 200 students from Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), College of Veterinary Sciences, MANAGE and NAARM, Hyderabad, attending the event. About 25 students who participated in the contest articulated their views for attracting youth to agricultural education and for strengthening the linkage between the universities and the farmers. The contestants called for branding of agricultural universities; modernization of SAUs in terms of infrastructure and delivery; enhancing connect with the farmers; using ICT and strengthening of supply chain and marketing network for the farm produce.
A team comprising of faculty from NAARM and experts from various institutes viz., Dr. YG. Prasad, Director, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Hyderabad; Dr. KBRS. Visarada, Principal Scientist, Indian Institute for Millets Research; Dr. MVLN. Raju, Principal Scientist, Project Directorate on Poultry; and Prof. G. Purushottam, Dr. Vinaya Sree and Dr. Ashok from Telangana Veterinary University adjudged the prize winners under various categories of events, organized in connection with the Agriculture Education Day at NAARM.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) and Director General, ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, who was the Chief Guest of the event, complemented the initiatives of the Academy and appreciated the students for their zeal for exploring new subjects. In his presidential address, he emphasized that agriculture has over 20 disciplines with components related to engineering, computer science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, space technology, etc which would match the diverse aspirations of the current generations. He stressed that agriculture faces multiple challenges, the largest being from the changing climate and called upon the young minds to explore agriculture for addressing the issues and serving the farmers of our country. The Director General also honoured two Grade X students from Sidhaksha Gateway International School, who were part of the CBSE Integrated Project on Developing smart villages. The students recited a poem on Mera Gaon Mera Gourav initiative of ICAR, with special reference to the interventions taken by NAARM in its adopted villages. A working paper on “MOOC @ NAARM- A Journey” was released by the Director General, ICAR on the occasion.
The Academy also organized a brainstorming session on restructuring the Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Services (FOCARS), as a side-event. Directors, experts and researchers from various ICAR institutions participated in the deliberations. Dr. Kalpana Sastry, Director (Acting), NAARM presented a brief on the reflections of the probationers, scientists and course coordinators on the FOCARS course modules. The expert group, chaired by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) recognized the need for retaining the focus of the programmes to the farming community; strengthening the modules on the contemporary issues confronting the farm sector; addressing the specific issues of the women scientist probationers and putting in place a mechanism for enhancing the capacity of the NAARM faculty, so as to enhance the relevance of the programme to the changing scenario. Dr. Trilochand Mohapatra also encouraged the scientists to innovatively contribute to popularize the initiatives of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India among the farming community, illustrating the case of promoting cashless transactions.
|School children in the painting competition||Release of “MOOC @ NAARM- A Journey”
by Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR
Winners receiving their honours from Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR
School children and PGDM/UG/PG Students events
Painting Competition of Class-7th and 8th Students of Bhartiya Vidya bhavan, NIRD
|First place:||P MANASWINI|
|Second place:||KHALID AHMED SHAIK|
|Third place:||SHREYA GOYAL|
Quiz Painting Competition of Class-9th and 10th Students of Bhartiya Vidya bhavan, NIRD
|Team First place:||1.SURBHI GOSWAMY||2. L HIMASRI||3 P. MRUDULA|
|Team Second place:||1. ANISHA DAS||2. P MANOGNA||3. E. RAJSHREE|
|Team Third place:||1.SAI HARSHIT||2. S SHRIRAM||3. KVV ANANTH SAI|
Best out of waste competition for class 7-10 students of Bhartiya Vidya bhavan, NIRD
|Team First place:||1. SONUNIVAS||2. HARSHITA YADAV||3. K BHUWANESHARI|
|Team Second place:||1. K SATHVIK||2. M SRIVALLI||3. S BIPIN CHANDRA||4. J. ABHISHEK DANIEL|
|Team Third place:||1. K Aakhil Reddy||2. DIANEEL KAUR||3. RINVITHANANDAN|
Elocution competition for PGDM/UG/PG students from NAARM, MANAGE, PJTSAU, Telangana Veterinary University and TNAU
|First place:||HARPEET KAUR THUKRAL, PJTSAU, HYDERABAD|
|Second place:||SHEESHAM RANA, NAARM, HYDERABAD|
|Third place:||DENY DEVASSY, TNAU, COIMBATORE|