Bongaingoan (Assam). February 18, 2010:
Over one lakh rural population from seven troubled districts of lower Assam turned up at the inauguration of the three-day Kisan Mela at the Gomath field to hear Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message of peace and love.
Inaugurating the Kisan Mela – a training programme for local farmers, Sri Sri said,” Our country is a land of rishis and krishis. If they are miserable the society and country will suffer. We should adopt zero-budget and chemical free-farming. There is also an urgent need to preserve local seeds. Assam being rich in medicinal plants, we should grow more of them.”
The training programme has experts from the Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Sciences And Technological Trust, Bengaluru, who will impart training to local farmers on chemical-free and zero-budget farming.
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