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IYoM 2023: AARDO Secretary General Dr Nardeosingh Congratulates Krishi Jagran on the Release of Special Edition Magazines on Millets


Kickstarting the International Year of the Millets, Krishi Jagran hosted “The unveiling ceremony of ‘Special Edition on Millets’ & Discussion on Millets”. Here’s what the participants had to say about it.

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AARDO Secretary General Dr Manoj Nardeosingh
AARDO Secretary General Dr Manoj Nardeosingh

Guest of Honor at the event, Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, Secretary General of the African Asian Rural Development Organisation congratulated Krishi Jagran for a successful event and said that it is one of the first organizations to celebrate the Year of the Millets. He said, "We have just unveiled a very special edition of Agriculture World and Krishi Jagran magazines in 12 languages and on the behalf of AARDO I congratulate Krishi Jagran for the success." 

Talking about the IYoM 2023, he said, "The very slogan of IYoM 2023 as we enter this year is 'Rich Inheritance and Full of Potential' which is indicative of the evidence found of millet being consumed even during Indus Valley Civilization and in African countries where it was domesticated very early on. Millets or as some people recall it, NutriGold have been the staple food for 6 Million people, especially in the drylands. Millet is cultivated in huge amounts in 7 countries, India, Sudan, and Nigeria being the huge contributors in millet's production."

He also mentioned a round table conference AARDO is organizing about millets in March and ensured that AARDO will be participating in helping the advancement of technology needed to improve millet cultivation. 

About Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh

On September 3, 2019, Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, a native of Mauritius, took responsibility as AARDO's Secretary General after being chosen by the organization's Executive Committee at its Special Session, which was held on June 11 in New Delhi, India. 

From 14 February 2014 to 2 September 2019, he worked for AARDO as assistant secretary general before being appointed secretary general. Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh served the Government of Mauritius in a variety of capacities, including economist, researcher, educator, and supporter of the nation's cooperative movement, before moving to the AARDO Headquarters in New Delhi, India.

About the event:

‘Special Edition on Millets’ magazine was launched and a Discussion on Millets was conducted by Krishi Jagran at their headquarters in Delhi today. The conference saw the participation of some of the most influential delegates in the agriculture sector, from NITI Aayog and AARDO to FMC and NAFED. As one of the first events to kickstart the year of the millets, IYoM 2023 and its participants have successfully furthered the discussion on millets.

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