Date- 07th June, 2021
Name of the speaker- Prof. Praveen Verma
Title of Presentation- Manipulating Plants for Food Security: from ancient past to recent times.
A virtual event was organized at GD Goenka Public School East Delhi under the guidance of Ms. Anupama Chopra (Principal GD Goenka Public School) as well as the mentorship of Prof. Neera Bhalla Sarin (Former Dean, Prof. School of Life Sciences and National Coordinator of FoPD, India).
More than 100 participants including parents, teachers and students attended the virtual session of Sixth International Fascination of Plants Day event being organized under the umbrella of European Plant Science Organization (EPSO). The main objective of the event is to make everyone and especially young minds cognizant with respect to our environment and enlighten them with amazing world of plants and enthused about the importance of plant science.
Event was well presented by respected speaker and covered all aspects viz Improved nutrient content in plants, contribution of Plant scientists, Plant Pandemics, Micro and macronutrients, Genetically Modified Crops, hydroponics, Antibody plants, Precise genome engineering and also laid emphasis on “Second Green Revolution”.
Students and teachers were exuberant throughout the session and displayed their curiosity during question answer session. They were inquisitive to learn about novel ideas about gene alteration, technological advancements in plant sciences, how to manage infertility of soil, concept of plant antibodies etc.
Few glimpses of the event