The RCPR School of Agriculture on Tuesday celebrated its 10th annual day, while maintaining that the school has been running for past one decade without any external assistance and that the government should now extend helping hand.
The former Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha state president, Sulakshana Sawant was the chief guest, while the Krishi Ratna award winner farmer, Vandit Naik was the guest of honour.
Sawant, addressing the gathering said that the RCPR School of Education is doing a wonderful job in creating young agriculturists and cultivators. Suggesting that the students of the institution should be made aware of the government schemes in the agricultural sector, she observed that the students going out of the institution, after completion of their studies, could be influencer to young students.
Speaking on the occasion, Naik said that unless and until the students change their perspective towards farming, it cannot become profitable. “Farming needs to be looked upon as entrepreneurial venture, and we need to use and reuse everything that is involved in agriculture for enhancing the effectiveness of the produce,” he added, pointing out that the government provides lot of subsidies, which we have to avail of.
“Hard work is mandatory, but success is guaranteed,” Naik said, inviting the students of the agricultural institute to his farm to gather experience.
The local Sarpanch, Shobha Perni in her speech assured all the help to the agricultural institute from the village panchayat. She said that the college has brought pride to the picturesque village.
The chairman of the agricultural school, Manguirish Pai Raikar informed about journey of the institution including its upgradation to higher education level. He also informed about the collaborations and Memorandums of Understanding between the RCPR School of Agriculture and other Indian as well as foreign institutions and universities, which have provided the school with modern and advance teaching.
The principal of the institution, Shrirang Jambhle presented the annual report of the agricultural school. A number of students of the institutions were awarded prizes for excelling in various activities.