World University organised two days workshop on Horticulture
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Fatehgarh Sahib
The Department of Agricultural of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib organized a two-day capacity building workshop dedicated to 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Dr. Jaspreet Kaur, Incharge, Department of Agriculture, welcomed all the scholars, farmers and agricultural experts who attended the workshop. She shared that about 200 students from different universities, institutes and colleges participated in this two-day workshop. While addressing the inaugural session of the workshop Dr. Prit Pal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said that the main purpose of this workshop is to provide information on gardening, flowers, fruits and vegetables. He explained how a farmer can double his income as a horticultural practitioner and contribute for the economy of Punjab and India.
Dr. Gurdeep Singh Dhillon, Department of Horticulture, Chandigarh shared his views about the concept of ‘Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dhart Mahat’ and that how we can protect water and air from being contaminated. Dr. Nikhil Ambrish Mehta, Research Officer, Punjab State Farmers and Workers Commission, Mohali gave a lecture on hydroponics and explained how we can earn more through adopting the technique. Subsequently, Progressive Farmer Amolak Singh shared information that if the farmers start cultivating the mushroom at small level then the farmer will not have to deal with the debt issues and young people can make more profit by cultivating the mushroom.
Dr. Nirmal Singh, Scientist, KVK, Taran Taaran, while talking about the cultivation of vegetables, said that the farmer should earn more by cultivating vegetables and marketing himself. During the last session Xavier, Entrepreneur and Environmentalist from Spain shared his ideas on pista farming and knowledge about garbage and plastic treatment and, presented business model for the same. His special talk was organised in collaboration with NSS Unit of the University. Dr. S. S. Billing, HOD, Department of Agriculture, presented vote of thanks at the end of the workshop. Prof. (Dr.) Davinder Singh Cheema, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, Dr. Surbhi Sharma, Associate Professor, Chandigarh University, Tirath Singh, Progressive Farmer, Ludhiana, Dr. Ranjan, Dolphin College of Life Sciences were also present on the occasion.