Celebration of National Girl Child Day at ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi

Mon, 24 January 2022

ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi has organized National Girl Child Day on 24th January, 2022 at Govt. Girls’ Inter College, Jakhini, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh under the guidance of the Director of the institute. The girl students of class-XI were scintillated about the importance of the day by Dr. Shubhadeep Roy in his opening remark. Dr. Jyoti Devi, Scientist, Crop Improvement division has highlighted the importance of vegetables which are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres and antioxidants as they are pivotal for the proper functioning of the human body. Dr. S K Tiwari, Senior Scientist briefed about the technology developed by ICAR-IIVR in this venture for nutritional security of the country. Dr. Jaydeep Halder, Senior Scientist of the institute has highlighted the scope of agriculture for higher studies and its entrepreneurship. The students also enthusiastically interacted during the event. Kitchen garden seed packets comprising seeds of spinach, okra, bottle gourd, pumpkin, sponge gourd, cowpea etc. for summer season vegetables were also distributed among the students to promote inclusion of vegetable in their daily diets. Some glimpse of the programme are as follows: