New Delhi, 09 November, 2010
‘Contributions of the Indian Agriculture are enormous and the museum is an important medium to convey its progress to the world. With more awareness and publicity, it will become a center of attraction for every section of the society’, said Dr. Panjab Singh, Advisor, Agriculture Plantation, ETA Star and Former Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Annual Day programme of National Agricultural Science Museum (NASM), New Delhi. Newly inaugurated virtual tour of NASM, regular updating and new literature will be a value-addition for visitors. ‘Honorable Parliamentarians may also be invited to visit the museum’, suggested chief guest.
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR motivated brilliant students to pursue agriculture sciences as their main subjects for career. Quiz competitions, interactive sessions, visits and other mass awareness activities may be taken up to popularize and publicize the museum. Four mobile agricultural museums for Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and North-East region will be introduced soon for disseminating agricultural related knowledge, said Dr. Ayyappan.
Winners of the Essay and Quiz competitions were awarded certificate and memento. A virtual tour of NASM through ICAR website (www.icar.org.in) was also launched on the occasion. A film on NASM and booklet ‘The Saga of Indian Agriculture’ was also released by the guests.
Dr. C.D. Mayee, Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board suggested that current topic panel like climate change may also included at NASM. Dr. M.M. Pandey, Deputy Director General (Engineering) lauded the role of NASM as center of learning.
Situated in the premises of National Agricultural Science Centre Complex of ICAR, this is unique and only museum on agriculture in the country, preserving agricultural history and various dimensions of its journey of development, a visit to which is a thrilling experience in itself.
(Source: NAIP Sub-Project of Mass Media Mobilization, DIPA)