Millets: Nourishing Our Bodies, Nurturing Our Planet

Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University Celebrates the Goodness of Millets at “Millets: Nourishing Our Bodies, Nurturing Our Planet” Event


Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University recently commemorated a year of sustainable agriculture and healthy living with a grand event dedicated to the virtues of millets. Titled “Millets: Nourishing Our Bodies, Nurturing Our Planet,” the one-day colloquium and expo served as a vibrant celebration of these humble grains that offer tremendous benefits for both individuals and the environment.

The event witnessed the presence of esteemed guests, including the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Uttarakhand, Shri Ganesh Joshi Ji, as well as distinguished speakers such as Prof. Sunil Pabbi, Principal Scientist and Head of the Department of Microbiology at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Delhi, and Dr. P. Rajendra Kumar, Scientist at the Indian Institute of Millet Research, Hyderabad. Mrs. Latika Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer, Dehradun, also graced the occasion.

The Chancellor, Mr. Sanjay Bansal, and the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Preeti Kothiyal, along with other esteemed deans and heads of departments, warmly welcomed the guests, paying them due respect and honor.

The event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a captivating showcase of various stalls featuring a wide array of millet-based products. Visitors were treated to a delightful culinary experience, indulging in the flavors and versatility of millets. The exhibition provided a platform for farmers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to showcase their millet-based innovations and promote the significance of incorporating millets into our daily diet.

The highlight of the event was the passionate speech delivered by the Hon’ble Minister, who emphasized the importance of millets in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. He praised the efforts of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University in organizing such an event, which raises awareness about the nutritional value and sustainability of millets.

During the event, Chancellor Mr. Sanjay Bansal presented the Chief Guest with a token of appreciation, expressing gratitude for his presence and support. The Millet Year event promises to be a captivating journey, with more exciting updates and activities yet to come.

At Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University, our belief in promoting healthy living through sustainable agriculture is unwavering. The event dedicated to the goodness of millets aligns with the university’s mission to create a healthier and happier world, one millet at a time. The celebration of millets at this grand event serves as a powerful reminder of the crucial role these grains play in nourishing our bodies and nurturing our planet.

Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University invites everyone to join them in this noble mission of making the world a better place through the integration of millets into our diets. By embracing millets, we not only enhance our own well-being but also contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for our planet.

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