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October 20, 2014

Public Relations Unit

 No. QSD/PRU/689 Dated: 20 Oct., 2014

 Press Release

Prof. J.P.Saini from CSKHPAU Participates in Organic World Congress at Turkey

 

Palampur 20 October. Prof. J.P.Saini, Head, Department of Organic Agriculture, College of Agriculture, CSK H.P. Agriculture University participated in Organic World Congress at Istanbul at Turkey recently. The congress was organized by International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) with the participation of around 850 delegates from around eighty countries. Dr.Saini acted as one of the five panelists from the country and presented a research paper on organic agriculture which was greatly appreciated by the participants and organizers. He also actively participated in various interactions and informed about the good work at CSKHPAU. Earlier, the Indian Council of Agriculture (ICAR) had recognized this department as niche area of excellence for organic farming and now the IFOAM has also given recognition to the excellent work at CSKHPAU.

 

 

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October 17, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/689 Dated: 15 Oct., 2014

 Press Release

'Workshop on Media and Public Relations'

 Simple messages are effective for Science Communication: Shri Devinder Sharma

 

Palampur 15 October. Shri Devinder Sharma,well-known farm journalist & food policy analyst has advised the scientists to make their communications simple so that they were able to convey their messages effectively to the farming community. He was delivering inaugural address during a two days 'Workshop on Media and Public Relations' CSK HP Agriculture  University, here today.  Shri Sharma said that farm science has several tough techniques and terminology and it was sometimes not possible to properly translate it in easy to understand language, yet it was farming community which could come  to the rescue of communicators  if they were explained the things. He cited many examples to elucidate his point. Shri Sharma also spoke on the importance of media and public relations.

Dr.Atul, Director of  Extension Education welcomed Shri Sharma and Dr.Hirday Paul Singh, Joint Director (Information & Public Relations) informed that 20 scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Directorate of  Extension Education, College of Home Science and some media persons were taking part in the workshop.

Shri Navneet Sharma, News Editor, Dainik  Jagran spoke on the working of newspapers and press release writing. Shri P R Bali explained in detail about taking good scientific photographs 'CSKHPAU: A leading University on Mountain Agriculture' documentary was screened.

 

 

Shri Devinder Sharma addressing the trainees

Participants in the Workshop on Media and Public Relations

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October 16, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/688 Dated: 13 Oct., 2014

 Press Release

 

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurates Rs. 51.70 Institutional Media Production  Unit

 

Palampur 13 October. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated a an Institutional Media Production  Unit worth Rs. 51.70 lac, here today. The unit will provide hands-on -training on collection and developing information material and provide skills for small scale audio-video production. Dr.Katoch said that the university scientists were invited by the three radio stations and Doordarshan Kendra in the state but now efforts will be made to invite radio and television teams to the university. This will save precious time of the scientists and will also be convenient to the recording staff to finish the job in single go. He also told that the university was exploring the possibility  to provide video-conferencing from university headquarter to its remote stations at Sangla in Kinnour district and Kukumseri in Lahaul Spiti. Gradually this facility will be extended to all Krishi Vigyan Kendras and research stations .He said that it was an era of skill and enterprises and the ones trained in duo always succeed in life.

He congratulated Dr.Promila Kanwar for getting the new facility sanctioned from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under experiential learning project for entrepreneurship. The facility will also train students for enterprises in the areas of digital media production and preparation of information material. He told that latest equipments have been installed under the project for quality audio-video production so that the trainees get good exposure. He also asked other departments to emulate the department of Home Science Extension and Communication Management in bringing projects which were useful to the students and the university.

All university statutory officers attended the inaugural ceremony.

 

 

 

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October 04, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/687 Dated: 2 Oct., 2014

Press Release

 

Cleanliness campaign launched at CSK H.P.Krishi Vishvavidyalaya

 

 Palampur  2 October. Cleanliness campaign was launched at CSK H.P.Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, here today.

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, administered the sanitation pledge to the staff members of university research station and Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Dhaulakuan (Sirmour) and himself  led the cleaning of the campus and offices there. Shri Rattan Gautam,  Registrar and other statutory officers administered the ‘Swachhata Shapath’ to the employees of their respective offices and took part in cleaning the premises and offices. All the employees and students voluntarily carried out the cleaning work. They pledged to make this movement a ‘Jan Andolan’ for cleaning our beloved country.NSS volunteers of the university also actively participated in the cleanliness campaign alongwith NSS officers and Students Welfare officer.

 

CSKHPAU staff taking ‘Sanitation Pledge’ and members taking part in cleaning work

 

 

 

 


 

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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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October 01, 2014

Camp Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bajaura(Kullu)

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/686 Dated: 1 Oct., 2014

 

Press Release

 

ICAR sanctions  Rs.37.86 lac AICRP regular centre on honey bees to CSK HPAU

 

Palampur 1 October. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sanctioned   a Rs.37.86 lac All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) regular centre on honey bees and pollinators to CSK H.P. Agriculture University.

 

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor told that newly approved centre will come into operation at Bee Research Station of the University at Nagrota Bagwan and initially the ICAR has sanctioned a sum of  Rs.37.83 lac  along with a post of Assistant Scientists(Apiculture) and a para apiarist. Keeping in view the suitability of the area for beekeeping and historical heritage of Bee Research Station, the centre will play a significant role to focus research programme as well as dissemination of the latest technology on various aspects of beekeeping and pollinators. It will also help in popularizing the profession among farming community of the State, especially in Kangra and neighbouring districts. The Vice-Chancellor thanked the ICAR and   Dr.R.K.Thakur, Project Coordinator for sanctioning the centre. He told that the position of para apiarist was on contractual basis and Rs.10 lac will be spent on creating the facilities of a training hall.

 

It will be worthwhile to mention that the Bee Research Station of the University was established in 1936 and is pioneer in introduction of Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera) in the country. In addition, this station has the distinction of training large number of beekeepers and ushering in revolution as far as honey production in Indian sub-continent was concerned. The scientists of this station had been working for the development of beekeeping .The National Level Beekeeping Trainings of Ministry of Agriculture for resource personnel of different states was being organized in this University regularly with the assistance of Scientists of  the  station since 1986.

 

The University had requested the ICAR to being the station under the umbrella of the coordinated project .It was informed that out of 83000 colonies of about 1500 commercial beekeepers in the State, about 42000 colonies were being reared by 1123 beekeepers of  Kangra zone. Dr.K.K.Kaotch said that with the approval of new project the glory and value          of this heritage station has been restored.
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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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