Monday, March 19, 2012
Dr SS Kandhari addressing the seminar
A seminar was held on " Kitchen Gardening , Organic Farming and Food/Fruit Preservation Techniques by Bhoomi in collaboration with ATMA ( Agriculture Techniques Management Agency ) at Krishi Bhawan Hoshiarpur on March 18th ,2012 Sunday . About 70 persons participated in it. Dr Surjit Singh Kandhari, Chief Agricultural Officer -cum- Project Director ATMA and his team including Dr Yadwinder Singh , Dr. Naresh Kumar , Dr. Jaspal Singh and Dr Kamaljit Singh discussed the various aspects of organic farming , benefits of kitchen gardening and Fruit preservation . Dr Kandhari gave valuable information about the bio - based pesticides made from Neem, sour buttermilk, green chillies , cow urine, turmeric etc. Highlight of his talk was the concept of Bio dynamic Agricultural based on the position of planets as followed by our forefathers .
Dr. Yadwinder Singh talked about benefits of Vermicompost and its manufacturing.He explained in detail about the methods and process of making the vermicompost and its nutritional value.
Dr Naresh told about the kitchen gardening concept and how to go about it. He explained that how can we ensure round the year supply of home grown vegetables by proper planning and sowing of different vegetables at different time of the year.
Dr. Jaspal Singh explained in detail about the methods of food and fruit preservation and how to make useful items like fruit juice concentrates , pickles , jams etc from fruits. They gave practical tips and made us aware about the latest in these fields.
(Particapants listening attentively )
Dr Gurbaksh Singh Project Director of the Project ATMA conducted the seminar efficiently and competently . His interjections were informative, interesting and of great practical value I hope the participants would have gained meaningful knowledge and will derive maximum benefits from this seminar.
I personally think that ATMA is doing a good job by creating awareness about the harms of fertilizers and pesticides and depleting water table . More such types of interactions are the need of the hour.
( Dr Rajinder Sharma addressing seminar)
Dr Rajender Sharma , President Bhoomi in his concluding address exhorted the participants to make good use of the tips given by the experts. He also asked the audience to save water and adopt rain water harvesting techniques to improve the ground water table. He emphasized the fact that the poisoning of the groundwater in Punjab,which started as a fallout of green revolution of seventies has reached alarming proportions and situation can only be salvaged by ground water recharging and banning of pesticides and fertilizers. So the need of the hour is to to switch to organic farming and use of bio-based pesticide along with rainwater harvesting and change in crop pattern.
(View of audience)I must congratulate Dr SS Kandhari and his team for an excellent seminar. Dr Gurbaksh Singh Project Director of ATMA deserves special praise for the wonderful job he is doing . The whole emphasis in the seminar was on blending newer techniques with age old wisdom and use of commonly available bio sources rather than expensive and hazardous chemicals based farming . Overall a rich experience.
Mr.Rajinder Moudgil, Mrs Reeta Moudgil , Mrs. Anita Sharma, Mr. & Mrs. Chitranjan Jain,Mr. & Mrs. Pankaj Sharma , Mr.& Mrs. Raman Kumar Sharma,Mr. & Mrs. Sanjiv Sharma and his family ,Sh Rajat Kuthiala , Sh.Jaswinder Singh , Mr Rakesh Mohan , Mr Vishal Datta ,Mrs. Savita Jaryal , Mr Paramjit Singh were other notable participants.
( Mr Manoj Sharma rendering "Bhoomi Geet"
The seminar concluded with a vote of Thanks by Dr. Kamaljit Singh and rendering of "Bhoomi Geet" praying for peace and happiness in this Universe by Mr Manoj Sharma ,Secretary Bhoomi.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Environment Awareness-cum- Family Get-together CampAn awareness camp about environment with the basic theme of " Dangers of Polythene" and a family get-together was organised by Bhoomi at Village Mehngrowal, District Hoshiarpur , Punjab on 11th Dec. 2011.
JAI BHOOMI JAI BHARAT