GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - As a part of the nationwide initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, the �Sankalp Se Siddhi� programme was organised at the College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Khanapara, today in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kamrup.
The programme was chaired by Dr KM Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor of AAU. In his address, Dr Bujarbaruah laid stress on taking up agriculture in business mode.
He emphasised the need of training and skill development of farmers, and technology adoption including necessity of using IT applications.
A pledge (sankalp) was administered by Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, who was the chief guest on the occasion.
The minister appealed to the veterinarians and the agriculturists to strive hard for successful implementation of the Prime Minister�s vision for a �New India�.
Gohain also read out a message from the Prime Minister.
Dr RN Goswami, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara, presented the welcome address and also explained the significance of the day. He expressed happiness that the college has been chosen as the venue for the event.
During the programme, a film was shown depicting the importance of farmers� welfare and various Central government schemes, which have been introduced for the uplift of the farming community.
Pavan Kumar Borthakur, Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, was present at the guest of honour spoke on various issues.
Dr AK Tripathi, Director of ATARI-VI, ICAR, was the expert speaker.
Dr Kanhaiya Choudhary, Director of Extension, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi, also spoke on the occasion.
The event was attended by a host of dignitaries and about 350-400 farmers.
The �Sankalp Se Siddhi� programme has been advanced as a project to rebuild India during the 2017-2022.
As a part of it, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers� Welfare has come up with a seven-point strategy to double agriculture income by 2022.