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GDC Udhampur organises National Pulses Day
2/12/2024 9:28:22 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Feb 12: To commemorate National Pulses Day , the Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College, Udhampur organized a poster competition among the students of the college under the patronage of worthy Principal of the college Prof.(Dr.) Romesh Gupta. The event was organised to showcase the diverse significance of pulses in agriculture, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. Students from various disciplines enthusiastically participated in the event, creating visually stunning posters that captured the essence of pulses.
The theme of the event is to emphasise the role of pulses as a vital component of global food systems. The competition provided a platform for budding artists to express their creativity while raising awareness about the importance of pulses. Every poster depicted unique creativity of the students to signify the diverse aspects of pulse cultivation, highlighting their nutritional value, ecological benefits, and contributions to food security in the food chain of human beings.
From vibrant illustrations of pulse varieties to informative infographics detailing their role in soil enrichment and climate resilience, the entries demonstrated the multifaceted nature of pulse crops. The competition was adjudicated by the Judges, comprising of senior faculty members of the college viz., Dr Shobhna Sambyal, Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Firdous Ahmad Ittoo.
The posters were evaluated on various criteriaincluding visual appeal, expression of content, relevance to accuracy of theme and overall impact. The first prise was won by Amit sharma of Sem IV, Second prize was secured by Himshikha of sem IV and the third prize was won by Tamanna and Sunidhi of Sem VI. The competitors fostered a healthy competition and stimulated dialogue on topics ranging from sustainable agriculture practices to innovative approaches for enhancing pulse production.While speaking on the occasion Dr. Neena Sharma, HOD (Botany) briefed the students about the benefits of the pulses.
She explained the students about how the pulses being leguminous plants enrich the soil with nitrogen content making it healthier and fertile for other crops, the pulses constitute a wholesome diet as they have high content of proteins along with fibres.
They also contribute to Sustainable Development Goals.She motivated students to promote the growth of pulses for a healthier and prosperous society. Other members of the department including Dr Rozy Bamba, Prof. Shivani Sharma and Dr Richa Bharti also commended the participants for their creativity and dedication for promotion of awareness about pulses. As National Pulses Day celebrations came to a close, the poster competition left a lasting impression, inspiring individuals to reflect on the significance of pulses and their role in building a more resilient and nourished world.
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