Birth anniversary of Dr YS Parmar celebrated

Over 1800 trees planted at UHF Nauni during the three week Van Mahotsav

Birth anniversary of Dr YS Parmar celebrated
Vice Chancellor Dr Parvinder Kaushal paying floral tribute to Dr YS Parmar.

Nauni (Himachal Pradesh): Floral tributes were paid today to the architect of modern Himachal Pradesh and the first Chief Minister Dr YS Parmar on his birth anniversary at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni. In a tribute to the leader, Van Mahotsav being celebrated at the University for the past over two weeks came to an end today with senior officers planting wild pomegranate plants at the University campus.

The event began with Dr Parvinder Kaushal, UHF Vice-Chancellor and senior officers paying floral tributes to the visionary leader whose strenuous efforts led to full statehood of Himachal Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Parvinder Kaushal, UHF Vice-Chancellor said it was a matter of great pride and honour that the university was named after the great leader who advocated the development of horticulture and forestry in the state. He said it was his vision that has led to the development of the state. Dr Kaushal urged  everyone to follow in the footsteps of Dr Parmar who dedicated his life for the development of the state and betterment of the poor and farmers. He added that Van Mahotsav is an event, which not only connects everyone with nature but is also an important activity to maintain a balance with nature.

This year the university’s Van Mahotsav began on 15 July in which all the departments of the university carried out plantations of various fruit, medicinal and aromatic plants, and forest plants. The Regional Horticulture Research and Training Stations and Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the university also celebrated Van Mahotsav at the respective stations. Van Mahotsav was also celebrated at College of Horticulture, Neri. During the over two week long Van Mahotsav the research scholars, faculty and staff of the university planted over 1800 trees of Wild Pomegranate, Kachnar, Reetha, Bamboo, Drake, Guava, and several medicinal and aromatic plants.