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Celebration of Mahila Kisan Divas on 13.10.2017

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran celebrated Mahila Kisan Divas on 13.10.2017 at Munda Pind, District- Tarn Taran under the theme “Empower Yourself Financially vis-a-vis Nutritionally”. Dr Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director (Training) has given the message about the importance of this day. With the empowering of women our nation can achieve new heights in many fields including agriculture. Mr. Gurdial Singh, Ex-Vice Chairman, Block Samiti, Chohla Sahib, District- Tarn Taran has inaugurated the programme. The event was  coordinated by Piverjeet Kaur Dhillon, Assistant Professor, Home Science. During this programme, around 53 farm women have participated and interacted with KVK team. Ms. Dhillon shared the information on scenario of Women Empowerment in Punjab simultaneously discussed the role of Food and Nutrition in women’s income generation. A model based on Zero waste Integrated Food Processing Unit was displayed by the Home Scientist. Further, Mr. Nirmal Singh, (AP Horticulture Science) gave a brief overview of training facilities for farm women provided by the KVK. Besides these, Group discussion cum debate on establishment of entrepreneurship through promotion of nutritional aspect of food was conducted by Dr. Bhanu Prakash. CH. Similarly, the scientists interacted with potentialentrepreneurs and answered their queries regarding the setting up of a new venture. Furthermore, S. Gurdial Singh motivated the farm women to grow their entrepreneurs through learning from the scientists. KVK scientists assured farm women for providing information related to skill development in food processing and value addition for better earning and livelihood. The scientists honored the progressive farm women named Mrs. Charanjeet Kaur for her contributions to promote small scale agricultural allied sectors. Beside this, S. Gurdial Singh was also appraised for selfless motivation to flourish the women participation in income generation. At the time of closing of the event, Ms. Dhillon thanked all the trainees for sparing their valuable time to conduct this programme.

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