ICAR-NBPGR, Regional Station, Hyderabad organises Students’ Awareness Programme on medicinal plants

Date Posted: 09-03-2022

ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBPGR), Regional Station in collaboration with Association for Promotion of ethno-medicine and Traditional Crops Diversity (APETD), Hyderabad organised an Awareness Programme cum study tour for medicinal plants. More than, fifty students belonging to III Year BUMS course, Global Unani Medical College for Women, Hospital & Research Centre, Narsingi, Rajendranagar Mandal, Hyderabad along with faculty members participated in the programme on 05.03.2022. An exhibition of the diversity in native seeds in different Agri-horticultural crops was displayed during the programme for inculcating awareness on importance and indispensability of Crop Genetic Resources. A video show on the journey of plant genetic resources organised for the benefit student community. Visit to experimental garden of the station, medium term Storage module, museum, polyhouses were arranged. An interactive session was also arranged with Scientist, Unani specialists and students. Dr. Anitha Kodaru, Officer-in-charge, ICAR-NBPGR, RS, Hyderabad, Dr N Sivaraj, Principal Scientist, Dr Syed Touheed Ahmed, President, APTED, Dr Mohd. Najeeb Khan, Vice-President, Md. Abbas Ali Khan, General Secretary, Dr. P. Pranusha, Scientist, spoke on the importance and conservation of medicinal plants diversity. Ms. Tasneem Fatima, Md, Jameeluddin Saad, Mohd Saif Ali, were also present and made arrangements for the visit of Second year BUMS students to ICAR-NBPGR, RS. Students and faculty members were awarded Certificates by the dignitaries present on the occasion.

(Source Dr N.Sivaraj, NBPGR, RS Hyderabad)