January 16, 2012 admin


LUDHIANA, JANUARY 16 : The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will be organizing its Kisan Melas  at different places in Punjab.  This time, PAU is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year-2012 and will be organizing a Kisan Mela at Khalsa College, Amritsar in addition to six others.  The theme of Kisan Melas will be ‘Pawan Guru Paani Pita Mata Dhart Mahatt’ (Conservation of air, water and soil health).
Giving details, Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, PAU, said that the series will start with the Regional Kisan Mela at Khalsa College, Amritsar, on March 7 followed by that at Ballowal Saunkhri (District Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar) on March 12, Bathinda on March 14 and at Rauni (Patiala) on March 16. Informing that the Regional Kisan Mela at main campus of PAU will take place on March 21-22, he told that the melas at Faridkot and Gurdaspur will be organized on March 27 and 29, respectively. Besides, showcasing the latest agricultural techniques and technologies, the Kisan Melas will provide an opportunity to the participating farmers and farm women to visit exhibitions, technical stalls and interact with experts with regard to their scientific queries. The mela will also apprise the farmers of the new innovations and technical know-how of farming. The farmers can also purchase farm literature, new seeds and planting material during these Kisan Melas. 

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