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CSIR Floriculture Mission workshop concludes

04:43 AM Jan 13, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
csir floriculture mission workshop concludes
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CSIR Floriculture Mission workshop concludes

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GK News Service

Srinagar, Jan 12

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A five day workshop on 'Value Addition of Floricultural Crops for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship' under CSIR Floriculture Mission concluded at CSIR-IIIM, Branch Srinagar under the patronage of Dr Zabeer Ahmed, Director, CSIR-IIIM and Er. Abdul Rahim, Head CSIR-IIIM Srinagar.

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A statement said that 75 participants from self help groups of JKRLM, floriculture technocrats, and aspiring entrepreneurs were imparted hands-on training on various aspects of value addition of flowers like Dry Floral Technology, Floral Arrangements like bouquets, box bouquet making and table arrangements, Floral Resin Art, Flower Pressing, Floral Jewellery Making and Flower Press Printing.

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Apart from the hands-on training, the participants during the workshop were actively involved in the project-making cum competition in the said categories and winners and runner-ups were also adjudged by an expert jury. Exhibits of the various floral specimens made by the participants in each category were also showcased.

The valedictory session of the workshop was attended by Dr Imtiyaz T Nazki, Head, Floriculture and Landscaping, SKUAST-K, Dr Nasheeman Ashraf, Principal Scientist, CSIR IIIM, Dr Shahid Rasool, Nodal Scientist, CSIR Floriculture Mission, Farooq Ahmad Mir, Prominent Floriculturist, Nasir Ali Khan, Radio Personality and Social Media Influencer and District Programme Managers of JKRLM of Srinagar, Pulwama and Budgam. Nasir Ali Khan, while speaking at the event commended the organisers for conceiving a unique workshop wherein the utilization of flowers can be imagined beyond their traditional use.

He also gave a detailed presentation on the use and importance of social media as a powerful tool for enterprise promotion. He made the participants familiar with approaches to leveraging social media to help them better understand the algorithm of search engines.

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