Hyderabad: “Farming is the first and most respectable noble profession in the world”, observed Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), on Thursday.
The Governor visited the PJTSAU today to know about the Teaching, Research and Extension activities of the University. On arrival at university campus at 9.30 am, Dr V Praveen Rao, PJTSAU Vice Chancellor, Dr S Sudheer Kumar, Registrar, and other university officers welcomed the Governor at the university inner gate.
Governor offered floral tributes at the statue of professor Jayashankar and proceeded to Rice Section located in Agricultural Research Institute, Rajendranagar, where she interacted with rice scheme scientists. She also observed the mechanized paddy transplantation, growing mat nursery, direct seedling method in paddy, drum seeder method and also visited the paddy poly house in the rice section research farm.
The VC explained to the Governor about new rice varieties developed by the university and its popularity among the farmers in Telangana and the neighboring States. Later, she visited the University Knowledge Management Center (KMC – university central library), Walking Tunnels at Horticulture Garden, Millet Processing and Incubation center, Natural dyes processing unit on the campus. The Governor also visited the university auditorium where she observed the exhibition show cased of various research schemes and innovative programs of the university.
Later, the Governor had interaction with the students in the robbing hall. While interacting with the students, the Governor had said agriculture is the first profession in the world, farmers and agriculture have the first place in the world, she added. She also stated that every agriculture graduate should be proud of their degree as they are not only pursuing degree they are the feeders of the people. The Governor exhorted the students to take challenges whenever they got opportunities than they can able to showcase their abilities, she said. The Governor appreciated Vice Chancellor Dr V Praveen Rao for putting efforts to getting international recognition to the PJTSAU.
Earlier, Dr Praveen Rao explained about the university activities to the Governor through video presentation. The VC said the university was striving to serve the farmers to make agriculture as profitable venture. He also said the university was working with several national and international institutions and universities by collaborating to ensure modern technologies to the students and farmers.
The Governor released booklets and CDs on package of practices in Redgram, Drip irrigation and Sprinkler. Board Members of Management committee of PJTSAU, several University officers, students participated.