PAU comes up with coffee table book for Punjab farmers
In a first of its kind, the Communication Centre of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has brought out a coffee table book entitled “Farmers-Scientists’ Evergreen Bond: PAU’s Colossal Feat” and “Kisana-Kheti Vigyanian da Atut Rishta: PAU di Ahem Praapati” for the farmers of Punjab in two languages including English and Punjabi, respectively.
Ludhiana, May 30, 2023: In a first of its kind, the Communication Centre of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has brought out a coffee table book entitled “Farmers-Scientists’ Evergreen Bond: PAU’s Colossal Feat” and “Kisana-Kheti Vigyanian da Atut Rishta: PAU di Ahem Praapati” for the farmers of Punjab in two languages including English and Punjabi, respectively. The book, which is a tribute to the everlasting relationship shared by the PAU and the state farmers, celebrates Diamond Jubilee of PAU with thrust on 60 years of excellence and eminence. Brought out under the patronage of Dr Satbir Singh Gosal, Vice-Chancellor, PAU; Dr TS Riar, Additional Director Communication is an Advisor; Sheetal Chawla, Assistant Director (Publications) is an Editor and Dr Kulvir Kaur, Assistant Professor, Home Science, is a Punjabi writer. The pictures have been contributed by Dr AP Singh, SK Rode, SK Maulajee, Krishan Adeeb and Harpreet Singh.
In his message, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has lauded the immense contributions made by the Punjab farmers and PAU to agriculture and in building modern India. The book was recently released by the Punjab Agricultural Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal and Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar during the Dooji Punjab Sarkar-Kisan Milni on May 11.
Dr Gosal said: “The book is bilingual and an exquisite treasure which is dedicated to the Masters of Soil- Farmers of Punjab as well as the Men of Intellect- Scientists of PAU.” It dives deep into partition, starvation, hunger; ushering in of Green Revolution; landmark varieties and technologies developed by PAU; and PAU’s roots in Punjab routes covering 22 districts in terms of training farmers and disseminating vital information to them via online and offline modes, he added.
“A special feature on the cultural heritage of Punjab has also been carried,” said Dr Riar, while mentioning that the book hails the farmers-scientists’ outstanding contributions made to the nation’s food buffer in unison. The book, which will entertain the old as well as the young, is available for Rs 500 at PAU Book Shop, Ludhiana, he informed.
Chawla said: “Farmers and their families are the most valuable assets for PAU and the book is absolutely farmer oriented. It provides a beautiful illustrations of partition to the triggering of Green Revolution, development of agriculture and animal sciences, community science and basic sciences, agricultural engineering to the honing of the skills for the success of the startups.” This book is third in row, the first two being in English language, namely “Ushering in of Green Revolution: PAU’s Colossal Feat” and “Agricultural Development in Punjab: PAU’s Colossal Feat”.