New Delhi [India], December 26 (ANI/PNN): The 9th Regional Meeting of Vice-Chancellors of the Association of Indian Agricultural Universities (IAUA) was attended by Kiranbhai Patel, Jt. MD, ASPEE Group of Companies was invited as the guest of honor. The conference focused on the theme “NEP-2020: Importance and Feasibility of Short and Accredited Courses in Agricultural Universities”. At the opening ceremony, the document “PARIVARTAN – Modifications for Development” was presented by high-ranking officials. This included “a major initiative taken by Dr. ZP Patel as Vice Chancellor to transform the University into a Knowledge Power Centre.” Also, the latest issue of NAU, “Spectrum – Quarterly News Bulletin” was released. Kiranbai Patel speaking as guest of honor, Jt. The MD of his ASPEE Group of Companies in Mumbai expressed his appreciation for the long standing relationship with NAU. He introduced his ASPEE Agricultural Research and Development Foundation and highlighted the various activities they do through the foundation. Kiran Patel said agricultural colleges should put more emphasis on practical knowledge of agriculture by introducing short courses to improve English proficiency of native language students and letting students grow small crops. I suggested. Acquire land at the university and send them to stay with progressive farmers to learn more about cultivation. Mr. Patel’s proposal was highly appreciated by the participants.
Launching the conference through virtual mode, Kailash Choudhary advocated a futuristic approach to agricultural education. “India has only a 1% share of the total number of students enrolled in agricultural education globally and a 27% share enrolled in all fields of higher education in India,” he said. The goal is to increase these percentages to 9%: 50% each by 2033.” The opening ceremony was virtually attended by the Hon. Dr. ZP Patel, Vice Chancellor, President of NAU Navsari. Kiranbhai Patel, Jt. MD, ASPEE Group of Companies, Mumbai, Dr. Kishorsinh Chavda, Vice-Chancellor, VNSGU, Surat as guest of honor. The IAUA President and Vice-Chancellor Dr Rameshwar Singh, BASU, Patna and his IAUA Executive Director Dr Dinesh Kumar were among the special guests. About 30 universities from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh was attended by representatives of Dr. ZP Patel welcomed all dignitaries and explained the new bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, fruit fly his traps, banana pseudo-stems and other agricultural technologies developed by NAU.
American Spring & Pressing Works Pvt. Ltd., better known as ASPEE, was founded in 1946 by shrewd businessman Lallubhai Makanji Patel. Recognizing the need for plant protection in an agricultural country like India, he led to the establishment of ASPEE. The Aspee Group company was created from a small workshop that later developed into a factory and has become one of the largest companies in the industry with over 500 employees. Battery Sprayers, Mechanized Farm Equipment, Knapsack Power Sprayers, Portable Power Sprayers, Agricultural Mist Bowlers & Dusters, ULV Sprayers, Mist Sprayers, etc. are just a few of ASPEE’s leading edge products. The business also manufactures a wide range of spray equipment such as nozzles, spray guns, telescopic lances, spray booms and spray rigs suitable for all purposes. The guiding philosophy of ASPEE is farmer satisfaction. This article is provided by PNN. ANI assumes no responsibility for the content of this article. (ANI/PNN)
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