PAU alumnus part of food programme team - ECAS Punjab

PAU alumnus part of food programme team

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Ludhiana, October 19

An alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Bishow Parajuli, United Nations World Food Programme Representative and Country Director to India, has won laurels for his alma mater with the World Food Programme (WFP) winning the Nobel Peace Prize-2020.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee had decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme for its effort to combat hunger.

Parajuli did his BSc in Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, from PAU; MBA in Marketing and Personnel Management from Kurukshetra University, Haryana, and master's degree in Rural Development from Imperial College, London.

Parajuli recently said, "In the past few decades, India has made commendable progress in agricultural development. I recall my time at an agricultural university in Punjab in the 1970s. The efforts these universities put in and the thirst of farmers in Punjab to access new crop breeds was inspiring. Since then, there has been commendable progress leading up to self-sufficiency in food production." Dr Harjit Singh, one of the team members of the WFP, is also an alumnus of PAU. — TNS

from The Tribune

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