Narender Singh Tomar inaugurates “AgriUnifest” in Bengaluru

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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on 15 March inaugurated a 5-day cultural program "AgriUnifest" in Bengaluru.

An overview of the news

  • It was organized by Bangalore Agricultural University in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

  • More than 2500 meritorious students from 60 State Agricultural Universities/Deemed Universities/Central Universities participated in it.

  • Students showcase their skills in 18 events under 5 disciplines (Music, Dance, Literature, Theatre, Fine Arts).

  • The All India Inter Agricultural University Youth Festival was conceptualized and initiated by ICAR during 1999-2000 with the objective of integrating Indian agriculture by connecting various Indian cultures.

  • Its objective was to nurture the talent of the youth of the Agricultural Universities and represent Indian culture.

  • Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje, Karnataka Agriculture Minister B C Patil and ICAR Deputy Director General (Education) Dr R C Aggarwal  were present on the occasion.

About Indian Council of Agricultural Research

  • It is an autonomous body formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Established - 1929

  • The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president. Presently its president is Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • ICAR is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.

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