Consequent upon the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to declare 2023 as the “International Year of Millets”, Bureau celebrated the occasion along with other ICAR institutes and organized various events and Poshan Vatiak Maah Abhiyan and Tree Plantation Campaign on 17th September, 2021.
In morning, an awareness campaign was organized by the bureau scientists in the Government Girls School, Gagsina, Karnal in collaboration with ICAR-IIWBR. Trees saplings were planted in the school campus by the bureau scientists. Further, to increase awareness on the health benefits of millets, 100 vegetable seed packets as well as 100 millet-based food items were distributed to all the girl students of the school.
As a significant contribution for Tree Plantation Campaign, 104 guava trees were planted in the Bureau premises by all the Bureau staff in the afternoon on 17th September, 2021.
Under the Lecture series of Ajadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a webinar was also organized for the bureau staff, in afternoon, with a lecture on – Nutri-cereals and their role in human health delivered by Dr Anuj Kumar expert of cereal from ICAR-IIWBR.