NALBARI, May 9 - A day-long exhibition-cum-fair of agricultural products was held at the campus of Nalbari KVK at Sariahtali in Nalbari district on Tuesday. The exhibition was organised by a group of students studying at AAU, Jorhat in collaboration with the KVK, Nalbari.
The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat and Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury, Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari district.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Dr Bujarbaruah hailed the initiative of the AAU students saying it would help the local farmers to a great extent. In this context, he opined that since agriculture is the backbone of the State economy, the farmers should focus on modern technology in order to boost their output.
The Vice Chancellor admitted that in order to develop the agricultural system in the State, the subject of agriculture must be taught at the school-level.
The Assam Agricultural University has finalised a plan to start a school-level agriculture course in the State. Dr Bujarbaruah elaborated on the plans of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat for agriculture and its allied sectors.
Deputy Commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury called upon the new generation to search their employment avenues through agriculture. The inaugural meeting was conducted by Dr Mridul Deka, programme coordinator of Nalbari KVK and it was addressed, among others, by Dr Jayanta Deka, Dean of Agriculture College, Jorhat and Dr Ashok Bhattacharya, Director of Research of AAU, Jorhat.
It may be mentioned here that a group of 29 students of AAU, Jorhat have been working for the last six months in the district under the Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP).