Bioresources and Biotechnology training programme

Shri Rabi Narayan Nanda (CENTER) honorable minister
of Schools and Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha 
Jeypore Times : Swaminathan Research Foundation with support from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India is organizing a two week vacation training Programme on “Bioresources and Biotechnology” under the banner of DNA Club programme for 10th Std students at its Regional centre located at Jeypore from 8th to 22nd April 2013. The aim of this programme is to create awareness among school children on immense biodiversity of our country, its conservation and sustainable utilization and will also aware about the advancement of biotechnology.
35 students (18 boys & 17 girls) from 27 schools in 25 districts of Odisha state are participating in the programme.
During this two week programme students will undergo various classes on conservation of bioresources, biodiversity, natural resource management and biotechnology. Hands on training will be provided on vemicomposting, kitchen garden, Herbarium preparation, value addition in rice and millets, vegetable cultivation, seed germination testing, blood grouping etc.
Four day field visits will be organized to NALCO, BILT, Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Sericulture Research Station, KVK, RRTTS, Central cattle breeding farm, Coffee board, spice board, CSWCRTI, cashew industries etc.
Students will interact with tribal communities to document their traditional knowledge, orient about their conservation efforts. They will be exposed to reserve forests, agricultural fields and to rural environment. On 21st, students will be observing the world earth day, where they will make an awareness rally, cleaning of villages and will make a signature posters. Various completions like easy, debate, quiz, posters and models related to nature will be conducted.
The programme is inaugurated by Shri Rabi Narayan Nanda, honorable minister of Schools and Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha in presence of Sri      S. V. Ramana, Director (I/C) and Sri Saujanendra Swain, Principal Scientist of MSSRF, Jeypore centre. The programme was coordinated by Mrs. Sushri Sangita Rout and Naresh Chandra Patra.

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