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Inauguration of College of Agriculture and Girls &- Boys Hostels at Tharad

  February 16,2020
The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijaybhai Rupani dedicated the grand building of College of Agriculture to the people of Banaskantha District at Tharad, Dist Banaskantha, Gujarat in inauguration ceremony held on 16th February, 2020. He also inaugurated the Hostel building for girls and boys at the same time. The list of dignatories accompanied included Shri Parbatbhai Patel, Hon’ble  MP, Banaskantha; Shri Shashikant Pandya, MLA Deesa; Shri Kirtisinh Vaghela, MLA Kankrej; Hon’ble Collector Banaskantha, Hon’ble DDO, Banaskantha; Dr R.V. Vyas, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, AAU, Anand, Dr H. N. Kelawala, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Kamdhanu University, Members of Board of Management SDAU, Dr. K. M. Patel & Dr. G. M. Patel;  Chairmen and Directors of Different Organisations and Former Members of Legislative Assembly, as the Guests of Honour. The program included unveiling of the plaque and inauguration of the College building and the Girls and Boys Hostels building by Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani and other dignitaries. The Chief Minster also paid visit to newly built Soil Testing Laboratory as well the Exhibition displaying different technologies developed by SDAU in agriculture and allied areas. 
In the inaugural function, Dr R. K. Patel. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor extended warm welcome to Hon’ble Chief Minister and all the dignitaries. He in his welcome speech narrated the journey of development of College of Agriculture, Tharad from the inception to establishment and expressed the sincere gratitude to Chief Minister for benevolent support for the establishment of College from Government of Gujarat. He also dwelt the achievements of SDAU in the area of agriculture and services offered to farming communities. Shri Parbatbhai Patel,  Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Banaskantha appreciated the collective efforts of government of Gujarat and district administration for different developmental initiatives for welfare and upliftment of farmers. 
Addressing the gathering, Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat elaborated the efforts of government of Gujarat for bringing happiness and smile to farmers of Gujarat. He also briefed on various developmental initiatives taken by government for welfare of farmers and he emphasised on dissemination of scientific knowledge among farmers to adopt latest research techniques for doubling of income. 
A large number of people including representative of various organisations, scientists, officers, staffs, students of university attended the function. Large gathering comprising of  more than 8000 farmers and people from surrounding rural area remained present during programme. The smiling faces of farmers with feeling of satisfaction.