AUS has potential to be leading agricultural institution: ICAR DG
NAMSAI, Feb 16: The Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) conducted its third convocation ceremony here on 16 February.
Twenty-one gold medallists and 536 postgraduate and undergraduate awardees attended the event.
Addressing the function, India Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General (DG) Prof Trilochan Mohapatra lauded India’s stupendous performance in the agricultural sector. Dwelling on India’s self-sufficiency in food production, he said the country’s success in ensuring food security “is a role model for the developing countries.”
Prof Mohapatra commended the AUS’ “attempt to cope with challenges in this area, and its support for the students in a remote part of the country.”
He said the university has the potential to emerge as “the leading institution in the field of agricultural research in the country.”
Prof Mohapatra was also conferred with the honoris causa for his excellent performance in researching the agricultural science on doubling farmer’s income.
Earlier, Prof Mohapatra inaugurated the agriculture science building in the university campus and visited an exhibition organised by the agriculture science faculty.
The exhibition displayed indigenous vegetable seeds, herbs, research articles, and ongoing research projects in the university.
Later, AUS vice chancellor Prof VK Kawatra read out the convocation oath.
The event was chaired by AUS chancellor Kamal Lochan Agarwal, and was attended by eminent scholars such as World Education Mission president Dr AL Agarwal, MD & pro-chancellor Vishva Lochan, registrar Divyanshu Goel and Prof A Arunachalam.
Before the event, a two-minute silence was observed to honour the martyrs of the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir.