On the occasion of Poshan Mah and Tree Plantation Campaign held on 17 Sept 2021, 11 saplings were planted in the premises of ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai by Chief guest and special guest of the event Prof. Dr. Shirish Upadhye, Dean, MAFSU, Nagpur & Prof. Dr. Ajit S. Ranade, Associate Dean of MAFSU, Nagpur along with Dr. Sujata Saxena, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT in presence of HoDs, SAO, AO, AAO and other staff of ICAR-CIRCOT.
Also 12 girls from the vicinity were invited to the Institute to have nutritious food. Dr. Sujata Saxena, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT while interacting with these girls briefed them about various nutritional components and importance of balanced diet for good health and all round development. On this day Ginning Training Centre (GTC), ICAR-CIRCOT, Nagpur organized a programme on distribution of Vegetable Seeds to the Progressive Farmers and Healthy Foods to Girl Child at Village Yerla near Nagpur. 200 seed packets were distributed amongst 50 farmers and nutritious food was provided to 40 school children, mainly girls. Tree plantation program was arranged in the school premises of Yerla village. It was presided over by Smt. Mayatayee Thakre, Sarpanch of the village. Sh. Pramod Gamey, Dy-Sarpanch, Sh. Parikshit Borale, Panchayat Secretary, Yerla and other members of the gram panchayat were also present during the celebrations along with the GTC staff coordinating the event.