National Science Day with a theme "Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons" was celebrated at ICAR-DFR, Pune on 27th February, 2017, essay writing competition was conducted on the topic “Designing a Garden for Specially Abled Persons”. The participant from ICAR-DFR, College of Agriculture and College of Horticulture, MPKV, Pune participated in the competition.
On 28thFebruary, 2017 Science Day was celebrated at Mukh-Vadhi Sikshan Sansodha Vikas Kendra, Apte Road, Pune for specially abled persons. The organization specializes in imparting skills in repairing of electrical appliances, computers, DTP, handy craft, paper bag making etc to adolescent dumb and deaf children of 16-17 years. Team DFR explained about 40 students about the possibility of skill development in floriculture. The director and staff of ICAR-DFR welcomed each student with rose flower. Thereafter, Director briefed about the history and importance of National Science Day. He mentioned that every year 28th February is celebrated as science day to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by the great Indian physicist Sir C.V. Raman on the same day in 1928. For this, he was awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in the Physics in 1930. He also made brief pictorial presentation on opportunities and scope in floriculture sector.
Skill activity 1: Making of garland using loose flowers
Skill activity 2: Bouquet making
Skill activity 3: Nursery raising through cuttings
Skill activity 4: Budding in roses
Skill activity 5: Pot plant making
Skill activity 6: Using of microscope
The staff of the school expressed sincere thanks to team DFR for organizing the event
ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research,
College of Agriculture Campus Shivajinagar,
Pune 411 005,
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