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Dr. Hegde invited at PDKV, Akola Convocation Convocation Address for BAIF Website.pdf

Dr. Narayan G. Hegde, Trustee and Principal Adviser, BAIF, was invited by the prestigious Agricultural University in Maharashtra, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), Akola to be the Chief Guest and to deliver the Address at the 25th Convocation on February 5, 2011. 

Those present on the occasion included Shri. Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor and Cabinet Minister for Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra, Dr. V.M. Mayande, Vice-Chancellor, PDKV, Dr. Bangali Baboo, Project Director, National Agricultural Innovation Project of ICAR, Shri. Vijay Kolte, Vice-Chairman, Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune, former Vice-Chancellors, Members of the Executive Council, Academic Council, Board Studies, dignitaries, students receiving Graduate and Post Graduate degrees and Honours, faculty, invitees, farmers and media representatives.     

Dr. Hegde’s speech focussed on sustainable agriculture and promotion of a Second Green Revolution for ensuring sustainable rural livelihood which could generate gainful self-employment throughout the year especially for farmers located in rain-fed and backward regions. 

He reminded the successful students that there was no short-cut to success and secondly, it was necessary to follow the path of hard work and sincerity.  He also advised the successful students that although they had many options in their lives, it was necessary to select an option which would bring happiness to them.  

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