Celebration of curtain raiser programme on “International Year of Millets 2023” at ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi

Fri, 17 September 2021

ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi organized a curtain raiser programme on “International year of millets 2023” on 17th September 2021. More than 100 farmers and 71 girl students/ women were invited to participate in this programme. The online inauguration programme organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare was attended at the committee hall of the institute. Director of the institute Prof. T. K. Behera distributed vegetable kitchen garden packets to the farmers and girl students to enhance nutritional security among villagers particularly girls. Director also discussed the role of nutri-cereals and vegetables on human health. 100 saplings of guava, citrus and papaya were planted at Institute premise by the institute’s staffs and girl students. The participants were provided millet based food items and motivated them to incorporate millets in regular diet. On this occasion Dr. D. R. Bhardwaj delivered a lecture on the role of vegetables on nutrition and human health. This Nutri-program was coordinated by Dr. Anant Bahadur and Dr. Neeraj Singh.