UHF student to witness Republic Day parade from PM box
Second student from university among 100 meritorious students selected for event
Nauni (Himachal Pradesh): Sachin Mittal, a post-graduate in Food Technology from Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni is among the 100 meritorious students from across the country who will witness the grand Republic Day Parade 2020 from the Prime Minister’s Box at Rajpath, New Delhi. This is a big achievement for the university, as two students from the university have been selected for the event. Another student, Dr Reena Kumari, is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Vegetable Science at the University, has also been selected for the event.
They are among the 100 meritorious students selected from across the country by the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India to witness the event. The travel and lodging expenses are being borne by the MHRD.
Sachin belongs to Ridmalsar in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. He cleared ICAR-JRF exam with AIR 14th rank. He completed his M Sc Food Technology from UHF’s Department of Food Science and Technology under the guidance of Dr Anju K. Dhiman. Sachin has worked on the ‘Evaluation of ripe pumpkin flours and its utilization in bakery products’. He had scored 79.6% marks in B Tech and 88.1% in M Sc programme. Presently, he is working as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at the Transfer of Technology Division, ICAR- Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab under the Farmer FIRST Project. He has also published three research paper and two book chapters.
Sachin thanked the MHRD and the University, parents and teachers for the support and guidance, which helped him to get this golden opportunity. University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Parvinder Kaushal, senior officials and faculty and students congratulated Sachin on his selection.