Exhibition on Pulses starts at Raman Science Centre

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Oct 2017 09:10:09


Staff Reporter,

As part of International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016 celebration, Nehru Science Center, functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur has designed and developed a traveling exhibition titled, ‘The Future of the Food: Pulses’. This exhibition was inaugurtated at Raman Science Centre, by Dr. Sharad Nimbalkar, former Vice Chancellor, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Agricutural University in the presence of Dr S V C Kameswara Rao, General Manager, Regional Remote Sensing Center Nagpur, and Manoj Kumar Panda. Emphasising the nutritional value of pulses, Dr Sharad Nimbalkar in his inaugural speech said, “Even without slaughtering cows and chicken, one can still manage to stay healthy and fit.”

He added, “Exhibitions like this will certainly create alacrity and aspirations among the youths. We are done with Green Revolution. Now the time has come we look forward to securing the nutritional value of our produce.” According to World Health Organisation (WHO) every individual should consume 100 grams of pulses in our daily food. However, we Indians consume maximum of 45 grams. Ergo, efforts are needed to increase this count up to at least 80 grams,” said Dr. Nimbalkar during the inaugural speech.

He also advised people to have cheap and easy to digest pulses instead of having costly non vegetarian food to fulfill protein requirement of the body. The exhibition that focuses on the importance of Pulses as food crops, will remain open between 11.30 am to 7.00 pm till October 25. The exhibition also includes hands-on exhibits, 3D diorama, visual illustration, multimedia, videos Info-graphics, & 3D modem. This exhibition is interactive cum participatory in nature.

This entire exhibition was developed in close consultation and support from leading institutions from Indian institute of pulses research (IIPR), Kanpur.

Manoj Kumar Panda, Curator, Vilas Chaudhari and Abhimanyu Bhelave E.O, Raman Science Centre Nagpur and a large number of school students and teachers were also present on the occasion.