Organic Farmers get-together & State level Workshop on Natural farming and Eco-Spirituality

With a view to convey the message that  greens, millets, indigenous cows and local knowledge are the best guarantee of holistic health, in collaboration with NABARD, State Biodiversity Board, State Horticulture Mission, All India Radio, Grama Panchayats, Bio-farmers associations, INFACT- INAG, FIMARC, World Millet Foundation, Bharath Vikas Sanghamam, Bharathiya Gau Raksha Vedi- Ambadi Gaushala, Ashraya- Kottarakkara, CISSA, Mitraniketan, Arsha Bharath- Wayanad, Sandhya Development Society-Pala, Residents Associations and other voluntary Development organisations a farmer get-together and state level workshop will be conducted from 21 to 23 December 2016 at Santhigram, Chappath (Near Vizhinjam).

During the sessions that start at 9.30 a.m. on 21 December, subject experts will present papers on topics, such as Preparing Nutritious food and medicine from local humble plant resources, Role of Millets, such as Chama, Thina, Ragi, Maize, Panivaraku, Kampu, Cholam, Kutirali  in maintaining health, Spirituality of bio-farming, Family farming, Importance of Native breeds of cow, Panchagavya Therapy, Psychological and Spiritual aspects of Health, Psycho-Nutritional Therapy, Music Therapy, Traditional Healing and so forth.

The inaugural function will be Chaired by Smt. T.Saji, President, Kottukal Grama Panchayat and inaugurated by farmers. Swami Bodhi Theertha, Secretary, Kunnumpara Madhom will deliver a special speech. Sri. C. K. Hareendran M.L.A, Sri. Kummanam Rajasekharan, Chairman, Aranmula Heritage Trust, Sri. Ranjan S. Karippai, MD, State Horticulture Mission will be the Chief Guests. Dr. K. P. Laladas, Former Member Secretary, State Bio-diversity Board will deliver the keynote address.  Smt. Sandhya Nagesh, AGM, NABARD, Sri. Muraleedharan Thazhakkara, Program Executive, AIR, Smt. G.S. Sreekala, President, Venganoor Grama Panchayath, Smt. Ajitha Sasidharan, President, Poovar Grama Panchayath, Smt. C. Omana, Councellor, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation will give felicitation speeches.

After the inaugural function following resource persons will present their papers. Dr. Sajeevan Ponnani, Scientist, K.R. Narayaanan Bio -Technology Research Center, Kottayam, Sri. Rony Joseph, Asian Coordinator, FIMARC- INFACT (topic: Annam Oushadham); Sri. Leen, Director, Kanya Organic Agro-holdings, Coimbatore), Sri. K.Somasekharan, President, World Millet Foundation and Dr.C. Sureshkumar, General Secretary, CISSA (Millets-training in preparation of recipes and exhibition); Yogacharya D. Sreekandan Nair, Director I.P.Y.H.A and Sri. Mulloor Jayachandran, Santhigram Arogya Niketanam (Yoga and Meditation); Sri. N.Sreekumar, Consultant, Kuleena Agri-tech, Trivandrum (Indigenous Cow based organic farming); Sri. M.M. Augustine, Director, ARSHABHARATH and Sri. Ajith Venniyoor (Spirituality of natural farming); Dr.E.K.Easwaran, Asst. Director-Veterinary, Mounted Police, Thiruvananthapuram and Adv. K.G. Muraleedharan Unnithan (importance of native breeds of cow) Shri. Jijimon Vaidyar, Panchagavya physician, Alappuzha (Possibilities of panchagavya treatment) Dr. N. Sudhodanan, Head of Dept. Animal-induced diseases, P.K.Das Memorial Medical College, Palakkad (Organic life style), Sri. Girish P. Kumar, Researcher, Regional Research Institute of Vedic Sciences, Ernakulam and Dr. A Bijukumar, Head Dept. of Aquatic biology, University of Kerala (Scientific and spiritual basis of Agnihotram);  Dr. N. Veeramanikandan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Kerala University and Dr. John Baby, Former Head, Dept. of Psychology, Calicut University), Sri. Malabar Shaji and Sri. Cochin Anto (Psycho-Nutritional Cure and Music Therapy); Acharya M. Krishnapilla Vaidyar, Dist. President, TPCV, Smt. Annakutty Joseph, Idukki, Traditional healer of Animal diseases, Dr. V.A. Anilkumar, Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Govt. Veterinary Hospital, Kottukal and (Possibilities of Traditional Knowledge and Medicine) and so forth.

Those who wish to participate in the programs may contact: Phone No. 0471- 2269780, Mobile: 9249482511 

E.mail: santhigramkerala@gmail.com

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