Neary 200 students graduate at GMT school
The two-day Indian Mushroom Conference 2013 concluded at Punjab Agricultural University on Wednesday.
The conference was organised in association with the Mushroom Society of India and Directorate of Mushroom Research, Solan.
“Crop diversification through mushrooms can provide food as well as nutritional sources,” said AK Bakshi, chairman of the plenary session and former vicechancellor Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut.
The mushroom scientists from across the country participated in the workshop based on the theme “From Diversity to Diversification for Nutritional and Environmental Security.”
Meanwhile, a two-day workshop of All-India Coordinated Research Project on Mushroom began on the PAU campus on Wednesday.
Bakshi said there were different types of mushrooms which were grown in summer and winter seasons. “Mushrooms are vastly consumed and are highly perishable,” he highlighted, while emphasising on boosting the production of mushrooms to feed the increasing population.
Stressing on enhancing the quality of mushrooms and increasing the shelf-life of fresh mushrooms, Bakshi said there was a need to back up efforts for their post-harvest management also so that the mushroom production could come up in a big way. Manjit Singh, director, Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR), Solan, cochaired the session.
On this occasion, two PAU senior mycologists Shammi Kapoor and HS Sodhi were given with the Award of Honour. Three best posters were given away prizes.
During the workshop, discussions on germplasm collection and conservation, and crop improvement were held. Besides, an interface with research and development organisations and mushroom growers was also organised.
Graduation ceremony was organised for the tiny tots of the kindergarten block of GMT Public School on Wednesday.
Little kids attired in their beautiful robes looked impressive and confident.
Directors SKS Thind and SJS Thind along with the principal Amarjit Dhaliwal presided over the occasion. The kids of Class 1 and 2 presented prayer and mool mantra in the beginning of the function.
Later on, the students of Class 1were awarded with graduation certificates as they were promoted from kindergarten to Class 1. Nearly 200 students were given the certificates during the function.
Kindergarten block coordinator Sunita Pawar thanked the principal and directors. Principal Amarjit Dhaliwal proposed a vote of thanks and congratulated the little graduates.
Students during their graduation ceremony at GMT Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.