28 February 2023, New Delhi: Mr. Tomar addressed the third convocation ceremony of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University today. The Minister said that the spirit of our farmers is like that of the Indian soldier. The way soldiers protect the nation is by standing bravely on the borders, in the same way, our farmer brothers and sisters generate agricultural produce, making an exemplary contribution to Food Security. If farmers don’t work in the fields then we will not have food grains to fill our stomachs despite having money. Our Agriculture sector is very important for 140 crore Indians, farmers should be treated with respect.
During the convocation, degrees were awarded to 635 students, including 260 girls. Ms. Purva Sharan, a student of Fisheries College, was bestowed the Visitor’s Gold Medal for securing the highest marks. Ms. Rinto Nandi of Tirhut Agricultural College, Dholi, was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for her best performance in the postgraduate examination. Ms. Manisha Bhardwaj of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Forestry College, Piprakothi, Ms. Nikita of Agricultural Engineering College, Ms. Jayanti Kumari of Humanities College, and Mr. K.M. Veethi of Community Science College were awarded the Gold Medal.
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