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National Conference Inaugurated at Botany Department, CUJ
11/9/2022 10:44:40 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 9: Two day National Conference on Promoting Applied Research in Plant Sciences (PARPS - 2022) organized by Department of Botany, Central University of Jammu was inaugurated at Brig. Rajinder Singh auditorium, CUJ on Wednesday, November 9th 2022 in the presence of Chief Guest of the occasion Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, CUJ, Guests of Honour, Prof. J.P. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST), Jammu, and Dr. C. M. Seth, Retd PCCF, J&K and Prof. B. S. Bhau, Head, Department of Botany, CUJ. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. J. P. Sharma highlighted that despite decreasing land and water resources, we have surplus agricultural production.
However, post-harvest wastage leads to considerable economic loss, and technologies should be developed to reduce these losses which would also lead to farmer prosperity. Prof. Sanjeev Jain emphasised the need to scientifically document, protect and patent our traditional knowledge of plants. He complimented the Head, Prof. B. S. Bhau and the Department for the efforts being made to promote scientific dialogue and community interaction.
Dr. C. M. Seth urged the participants to plan their research such that it can go from 'lab to field', thus contributing towards the GDP of our nation. Earlier, Prof. Bhau, while giving an overview of the proceedings to follow, reiterated his commitment that at Department of Botany, CUJ research is oriented with the motto 'Think global, Act local'.
Highlight of the occasion was signing of MOU between CUJ and SKUAST-Jammu which would promote faculty and student exchange between the two leading Universities of the region. Dr. Vanya Bawa, Convenor PARPS- 2022 gave the Vote of thanks. Attending the ceremony were invited guests, Prof. Felix Bast, Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda, Prof. Tuhina Dey, and Prof. Gurdev Chand, SKUAST-Jammu and Dr. Reyazul R Mir, SKUAST-Kashmir and several scientists, academicians, research scholars and students from CUJ, Jammu University, SKUAST-Jammu, CSIR-IIIM, Govt. Dept. of School Education, Jammu, GDC Paloura. BGSBU, Rajouri.

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