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National Agriculture Conclave in Nagpur brings Vice Chancellors and educationists under one roof

GH Raisoni University (GHRU) in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), recently organised a two-day National Agriculture Conclave at Hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur. The conclave, which had Agricultural Education? as its theme, brought a number of Vice Chancellors and educationists across India under one roof.

Present during the inaugural ceremony of the conclave were Chief Guest Dr Prof S Parasuraman, Sunil Raisoni (President, GHRU), Dr Narendra Singh Rathore (Deputy Director General, Agricultural Education, Division of Education, ICAR), Guest of Honour Dr Akhilesh Pandey (Chairman, MP Private University Regulatory Commission, Bhopal) and Dr Rajan Welukar (Vice Chancellor, GHRU).

Addressing the people present at the conclave on Day 1, Dr Rajan Welukar (Vice Chancellor, GH Raisoni University), explained the reason behind organizing the conclave. He informed that with agriculture being the most important industry in India, it is necessary to inform students and farmers about the changing techniques in the field of farming over the years. With the help of an illustration, he stressed upon the need of learning the basic farming techniques. It is for this reason that the conclave inviting vice chancellors and educationists has been organized, informed Dr Welukar.

The two-day conclave consisted of three sessions on Day 1 discussing the topics:

? Status and Scope of Human Capital Requirement in Agricultural and Allied sectors

? Reforms in Knowledge Skill Requirement of Agricultural Graduates

? Enhancing Agricultural Productivity, Competitiveness and Rural growth

These sessions were convened, chaired and addressed by Dr MB Chetti (ADG, Human Resource Development, ICAR), Dr SS Chahal (Former VC, MPUAT, Udaypur, New Delhi), Dr Praveen Rao (VC, PJTSAU, Hyderabad), Dr B Venkatesh Warlu (ADG – EQR), Dr HS Gupta (Former Director, IARI, New Delhi), Dr BG Mukhopadhyay (Former CGM, NABARD, Mumbai), Mahesh Dalvi (Manager, e-Yantra), Lohit Penubaku (Assistant Manager, e-Yantra), Ajit Harpude (In-charge, Urban Agriculture Project), Dr Bajarbarua (VC, AAU, Assam), Dr Sharad Nimbalkar (Former Vice Chancellor, Dr PVKV, Akola), Dr SA Patil (Former Director, IARI, New Delhi), Dr PG Chengappa (Former VC, UAS, Bangalore, Dr R M Kummur (CGM, NABARD (Retd), Mumbai).

On the Day 2 of the conclave, delegates visited the GHRU campus at Saikheda, Madhya Pradesh where they interacted with the students.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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