4th January, 2016, Pathankot
Sh. Dinesh Singh, Deputy Speaker, Punjab unveiled the foundation stone of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Pathankot district of Punjab today. In his inaugural address, Sh. Dinesh Singh, greeted the gathering and said that the prime objective of KVK’s is two-way interaction between the agricultural scientists and the farmers. This KVK will play a great role for the farmers of district Pathankot and uplift the livelihood of the farmers. He also advised farmers to pursue scientific agriculture which would certainly prove fruitful. He lauded the role of PAU for the relentless efforts put in by its scientists for serving the farming community.
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, VC, PAU, Ludhiana presided over the function. In his presidential address, he articulated the role of KVK for imparting technical knowledge which is the need of the time for the overall development of farmers of district Pathankot. He visualized that with the establishment of KVK, it is expected that there will be a visible change in the behaviour and attitude of farmers towards adaption of new technologies related to agriculture in this region.
During the program, Dr R. S. Sidhu, Director Extension, PAU, Dr G.S. Butter, Additional Director Extension Education and other scientists also interacted with the farmers.
(Source: ICAR Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Ludhiana)