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Another feather in the cap of PAU Scientist

Dr  Kanchan Sandhu, from Punjab Agricultural University, working at Krishi VigyanKendra, Jalandhar has bagged another feather in her cap. She has been awarded,“ Young Scientist Award” during 8th National congress on“Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Changing Role of Extension” held atHyderabad from 28-31st,2017 by the Society of Extension Education,Agra. This National conference is held every two years. More than 350 delegatesparticipated in this conference from all over India.Dr. Narendra Singh Rathore, Deputy Director General,(Agricultural Education,ICAR, New Delhi)graced the occasion by his esteemed presence as chief guest. The conference waschaired by Dr.M.Premjit Singh, VC, CAU, Imphal, Cochaired by Dr M.B Chetti , Assistant DirectorGeneral (HRD,ICAR,New Delhi), Dr.R.KalpanaSastry, Director,ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad, Dr V.V Sadamate, Former Advisor (Agr)Planning Commission, Govt of India.

According to her, a journey of a thousandmiles begins with a single step” has always been my life philosophy in pursingmy dreams to better myself in order to contribute to society and feel goodabout myself. This philosophy and belief in God has always bagged me professionalsatisfaction along with laurels like Sagarmal Goenka Award,(2005)YoungScientist Award (2006) and Best KVK Professional Award, 2014 for theoutstanding contribution in the field of “Transfer of Technology”.

Dr Kanchan has beendoing a remarkable work in the field of extension since 1996, both in privateand public sector. While planning her work, she not only works for nutritionalempowerment of rural folks but also towards Nutrition Sensitive agriculture. Accordingto Dr Kanchan Sandhu achieving success in food and nutritional security alsorequires narrowing the “nutrition gap” and by the skill development among ruralpeople, farm women, school drop outs and any one, we can make them employable.Employability increases income and sufficient income leads to good agriculturalpractices and access to food which in turn results in narrowing this gap andlead to a healthy and happy Nation.

Expressing her joyshe says"I feel extremely grateful and indebted for receiving thissignificant award which boosts my confidence and inspiration to contribute indeveloping innovative, skilled, creative and nutritionally fit society whereindividuals stand the chance to become entrepreneurs or employable”. Thefeather in my cap has motivated me to further work harder and better. 

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