16 March 2023, Bengaluru: Union Minister Mr. Tomar inaugurated the 5-day cultural program “AgriUnifest” organized by Bangalore Agricultural University in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) yesterday. More than 2500 talented students from 60 State Agricultural Universities/Deemed Universities/Central Universities have participated, showcasing their skills in 18 events under 5 disciplines (Music, Dance, Literature, Theatre, and Fine Arts).
The chief guest in the program Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar said that India is a huge democracy, whose characteristics are population and secondly 60 percent of our population is youth. Together, these two forces are so great that India can not only meet any challenge but is also fully capable of winning over these challenges if we complement each other.
The All India Inter Agricultural University Youth Festival was conceptualized and initiated by ICAR during 1999-2000 to integrate Indian agriculture by connecting various Indian cultures so that the talents of the youth of agricultural universities can be nurtured and they can appreciate Indian cultural diversity. Depict the beauty of.
Mr. Tomar said that the need of the hour is to make full use of every moment of our lives. Study is one side for the students but when a person develops overall then he can contribute more to the development of his family, society, institution, state, and country. Mr. Tomar said that in the era we are in today, technology has great importance. The use of technology in agriculture is also the need of the hour. There is a great need for technology to bring transparency in all areas and work which was not being done for years can be done within a few days.
Mr. Tomar said that there are different languages, different customs, and traditions in India, yet from Attock to Cuttack and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the soul of Indian culture is the same. He said that through events like “AgriUnifest” at different places, hidden talents emerge in various fields, then the country’s cultural unity is introduced.
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