16th June 2015, Rajguruangar
ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajguruangar celebrated its 18th Foundation Day as ‘Onion ‘Day’ on 16th June 2015. The programme was chaired by Dr. Y.S. Nerkar, Ex-Vice Chancellor, MPKV, Rahuri and co-chaired by Dr. Jai Gopal, Director, DOGR. Shri Suryakant Palande, Ex-MLA & Member RAC-IMC, DOGR, Shri Pratap Khandebharad, Founder, P.K. Foundation & Member, RAC-IMC, DOGR and Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director, NRC Grapes, Pune were the guests of honour at this occasion.
Besides arranging lecture on onion cultivation, a Question-Answer session was also held. The winners of the onion competition were awarded. Two retired employees of DOGR were also felicitated for their services to the DOGR.
The programme was attended by more than 400 farmers. Exhibitions were also arranged in which 16 companies and 2 KVKs participated. Varieties and technologies of DOGR were also exhibited. A competition on display of onion bulbs was also held in which 20 farmers participated and top three entries were selected by a committee constituted for this purpose.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajguruangar)