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Triphal Diversity Show Concludes With Grand Success

The three-day event Triphal(Mango, Jackfruit and Banana) Diversity Show 2024 held at ICAR-IIHR, Hesaraghatta witnessed a footfall of over 10,000 fruit lovers physically, whereas over 20,000 enthusiasts enjoyed it through social media and reached a lakh of interested people over print and electronic media. 

On the event's final day, a valedictory programme was held in the institute's Dr G S Randhawa auditorium. Prizes were distributed to the winners of quiz competitions (Students) and recipe preparation competitions alongside the distribution of certificates to the saviours of the rich biodiversity of these three important fruit crop varieties. 

After the distribution of prizes and certificates chief guest G Narayanaswamy, Ex Principal Chief commissioner of Central taxes, Bangalore division applauded the efforts of organizers in conducting such useful shows and also congratulated the whole agricultural research community for making the country self-sufficient in food production along with ensuring nutritional security.

Earlier Dr Venkatasubramanian, Director, ATARI, Bengaluru recalled the rich biodiversity of the country, which through programmes like this show and by involving the vast network of 700+ Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK)s can be utilized to improve the lively wood of farmers and farm women by the distribution of improved varieties and preparation of value-added products out of these three important fruit crops. 

Dr Prakash Patil, Director, ICAR-IIHR opined that the show has successfully helped the urban dwellers in cherishing the taste of quality fruits sold directly by Farmers and Farm Producer organizations.

Dr Sankaran, organising secretary, Dr R Selvarajan, Director, NRC Banana, Trichy, and Dr Jahnvi, Professor and Head, TNAU were the other dignitaries present during the occasion.

Inputs and Photos Courtesy: ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta


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