It's a rich harvest at UAS convocation

There were tears of joy in the eyes of parents who had gathered for the 49th convocation of the University of Agricultural Sciences in the City on Saturday.  It was indeed a moment they felt proud of their children’s accomplishments.

 N Geetha, a resident of Doddaballapur taluk secured as many as 13 gold medals. A student of BSc, Geetha walked out with flying colours.

“I would spend all my free time in the library studying a little bit more on what was taught. The credit for my achievement should be given to my parents and teachers who have been motivating me constantly,” a beaming Geetha said. She added that she was aware of the challenges faced by the farmers. “My favourite subject is genetics. I wish to become an agricultural scientist,” Geetha said.

Kunduru Bharat was another student for whom the crowd cheered out loud. This boy from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh won seven gold medals. “I come from a family of a small-time agriculturalist. I wanted to be a MBBS doctor. When that did not materialise, I joined BSc here. Now, I am passionate about what I have been doing. Discovery of new genes is my priority,” he added. B Arthi of Bagalkote dreams to be an IAS officer. Her joy knew no bounds as she walked away with five gold medals. D K Suresh, another student who won five golds in MSc, said that agriculture would be a profit-making venture if scientific techniques were adopted.

“Just 40 percent of all the inventions, has actually reached the farmers. My goal is to ensure that the benefits of science reaches all,” he said.

Professor C N R Rao in his speech said that importance has to be given to nano technology to resolve the issues of food shortage that the world might face in the future.

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