August 2, 2014, Pune
120th Birth Anniversary of Dr. G.S. Cheema was celebrated in National Research Centre for Grapes (NRCG), Pune.
Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director addressed the staff and highlighted Dr. Cheema’s contributions to horticulture especially in developing varieties namely Sardar Guava, Ganesh Pomegranate and Cheema Sahebi grapes. Dr. G.S. Cheema, an eminent horticulturist, who had been commonly referred to as the Father of Indian Horticulture.
He also informed that the Centre has named its laboratory-cum-administrative building as Dr. G.S. Cheema Bhawan to recognize his contributions to grapes.
(Source: NRC for Grapes, Pune)