TEZPUR, Dec 4: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has decided to celebrate the birthday of first Indian Union Agriculture minister and the first President of independent India, Bharat Ratna Dr Rajendra Prasad as Agricultural Education Day in India on December 3 from this year. In connection to this Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Sonitpur also celebrated this special Day at Panchmile Higher Secondary School of Tezpur on Friday. Dr Arifa Momtaz Begum, in charge head of KVK, Sonitpur explained the significance of celebrating the day and highlighted about the various facets and relevance of agriculture in the country’s development and encouraged the students towards the agricultural sector.
Dr Namita Dutta, subject matter specialist (Soil Science) highlighted different agricultural technologies showcased by KVK, Sonitpur in the district. Dr Bhrigu Kumar Neog, subject matter specialist (Animal Science) encouraged the students to become agri-entrepreneurs in the future. The principal of the school, Biswajyoti Borah and vice principal Parama Hazarika, of Panchmile HS School, Sanjukta Saikia, subject matter specialist (Plant Protection), Sarmistha Borgohain (PA, Computer) and Sanjeev Kaman (APS, APART) of KVK, Sonitpur actively cooperated in the programme. An open quiz was also organised among the students.