Farming is the first and most respectable noble profession in the world said the Governor Dr.Tamilisai Soundararajan.
The Governor visited the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) today to know about the Teaching, Research and Extension activities of the University. She was well received by the students and faculty and went around the campus visiting every department.
While interacting with the students Governor had said that agriculture is the first profession in the world, farmers and agriculture has the first place in the world she added. Every agriculture graduate should be proud of their degree they are not only pursuing degree they are the feeders of the people. And also they must be proud of studying in the worldwide renowned university she added. Governor also advised the students to take challenges whenever they got opportunities than they can able to showcase their abilities she said and appreciated the Vice-Chancellor Dr V Praveen Rao for putting efforts to getting international recognition to the PJTSAU.
Dr Praveen Rao has explained about university activities to the governor through a video presentation. VC said that the university is striving hard to serve the farmers to make agriculture a profitable venture. He further added, university working with several national and international institutions and universities by collaborating to ensure modern technologies to the students and farmers.
Governor had released booklets and CDs on the package of practices in Redgram, Drip irrigation, Sprinkler. Members Board of Management committee of PJTSAU, Several university officers, students participated.
Earlier, she paid floral tributes at the statue of professor Jayashankar and proceeded to Rice Section located in Agricultural Research Institute, Rajendranagar, where she interacted with rice scheme scientists.
She observed the mechanized paddy transplantation, growing mat nursery, the direct seeding method in paddy, drum seeder method and also visited the paddy poly house in the rice section research farm. VC has explained to Governor about new rice varieties developed by university and its popularity among the farmers in Telangana and neighbouring states. Later, she visited the University Knowledge Management Center (KMC- university central library), Walking Tunnels at Horticulture Garden, Millet Processing and Incubation centre, Natural dyes processing unit in the campus.