Agriculture Education Day celebrations by NAARM
The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) celebrated Agricultural Education Day here on Sunday. December 3 is celebrated as the Agricultural Education Day in the memory of our first agriculture minister Dr Rajendra Prasad.
Hyderabad: The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) celebrated Agricultural Education Day here on Sunday. December 3 is celebrated as the Agricultural Education Day in the memory of our first agriculture minister Dr Rajendra Prasad.
"Partnership collaboration is necessary among SAU, ICAR, and Private organizations in popularizing agricultural education" said ICRISAT Director General Dr David Bergvinson, who was the chief guest on the valedictory session.
He sensitised the students regarding the food security, land and water problems faced by the country. The greatest challenge ahead is the greatest innovations for farmers which are viable to them, he elicited.
As a part of these celebrations, Inter School Painting Competition on theme "Importance of Agriculture Education in our Country"; Elocution Competition (PADAM Students) on theme “I Opted for Agriculture Education because…. ” were conducted. Inter School Elocution Competition" on the theme "The Importance of Agriculture Education in our Country" was also held.
Chief guest gave away certificates and prizes to all the winners of various competitions like drawing, painting competitions, and elocution competition which were conducted as a part of the celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, NAARM Director, Dr Ch Sreenivasa Rao explained about the importance of agriculture in India along with career opportunities. Parents should encourage children to opt for agriculture courses where there is a lot of scope for bright future more than engineers and doctors, he added.
School students were given on hands on experience with "learning through Farm Activities" at the NAARM Nursery.
Earlier in the morning, Dr Ch. Sreenivasa Rao, flagged off 3K Run from Project Directorate on Poultry (PDP) to NAARM enroute Rajendranagar. As many as 400 employees, along with PG students, RAs, YPs of NAARM, and students of University of Horticulture, Shivamogga (College of Horticulture, Hiriyur), school students participated in 3K Run with much enthusiasm.