In compliance to the directive received from the Head Office regarding commemorating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi during January, 2019 to 2nd October, 2019, Ginning Training Centre (ICAR-CIRCOT), Nagpur organized a series of events during the period. The Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated with great reverence on 2nd of October, 2019 at GTC by organizing cleanliness drive in office premises and conducting elocution competition on “Mahatma Gandhi’s Valuable Thoughts”.
All GTC staff participated enthusiastically in the elocution competition. All the participants highlighted the principles and teachings of Gandhiji. Shri U. D. Devikar, ACTO bagged the first prize while Shri R. D. Shambharkar, Steno and Er. D. U. Patil, CTO got 2nd and 3rd prizes, respectively. Dr. S. V. Ghadge, Pr. Scientist spoke in length about life of Gandhiji and in his noble thoughts that shaped the Indian freedom struggle. In his Chairman’s speech, Dr. S.K. Shukla, Officer-in-Charge and Principal Scientist, recollected the teachings of Gandhi and the sacrifices made by him for his principles and freedom struggle. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Er. D.U. Patil, CTO.