Webinar on Millets held at MANUU

The Botany section of School of Sciences, Maulana Azad National Urdu University organized an International online webinar on Health Talk on March 19, 2022 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and 25 Years celebrations of MANUU.

Dr. Vilas A Tonapi, Director, Indian Institute of Millets (ICAR), Hyderabad delivered talk "Millets for Global Food and Nutrition Security" focusing on the importance of Millets in our daily food. He said Millets like Jowar, Bajra, Ragi and Kangni are rich in Nutrition compare to Rice and Wheat. Everyone should start including minimum of 100 grams of Millet food in daily dietary chart to curb the new life style diseases, he suggest.

Prof. Najamul Hasan, Incharge Dean, School of Sciences also spoke on the occasion. Prof. S. Maqbool Ahmed, Head Life Sciences said that United Nations General Assembly has decided to celebrate 2023 as International year of Millets. University Grants Commission has also notified to organize events on this forgotten cereal crop. He also expressed interest to have collaboration of MANUU with IIMR, Hyderabad in holding workshop and Food festival in future. Dr. Merajul Islam Robab, Assistant Professor (Botany) introduced and welcomed the Guest. Dr. Mohammad Faizan, Guest Faculty proposed vote of thanksp and Ms. Aurosha Fayaz, Research Scholar convened the programme.
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