Brahma Kumaris launch Self-Reliant Farmer Campaign in Dhenkanal
Dhenkanal ( Odisha ): Brahma Kumaris Dhenkanal branch launched its national campaign ‘Atmanirbhar Kisaan Abhiyan’ (Self-reliant farmer campaign) at Gopabandhu Town Hall.
Addressing the packed audience, the Brahma Kumaris Agriculture and Rural Development wing Chairperson BK Sarala laid emphasis on farmers empowerment by promoting values among them, besides organic farming and improving capacity-building through spiritual awareness.
She said if farmers empower themselves, suicides can be prevented and promote more growth in farming. Spiritual awareness may help them promote organic and yogic farming for good health of people which is the objective of the campaign.
Dhenkanal MP Mahesh Sahoo said the government should safeguard farmers’ interests by promoting organic farming. For this, more subsidies should be provided to them to look after cow farming and use organic manure in crops and crop management. He appreciated the efforts of Brahma Kumaris for promoting organic farming and yogic farming by evolving strategies to prevent farmers’ suicide through spiritual awareness.
Dhenkanal Zilla Parishad president Archana Puhan said efforts of Brahma Kumaris for providing healthy food to people through organic farming need collective initiatives. She assured to extend support and cooperation for the promotion of organic farming and farmers’ empowerment
Chief District Agriculture Officer Ansuman Patnaik threw light on success stories of organic farming and encouraged rally participants for promoting awareness. The Agriculture Department and Brahma Kumaris will organise the program in Kankadahada and other blocks. He said spiritual awareness is the first step to empower farmers to develop confidence.
Brahma Kumaris additional director (Cuttack) BK Sulochana, Dhenkanal branch centre in-charge BK Usha spoke on the campaign activities in several states.
Collector Saroj Kumar Sethi and Dhenkanal municipal chairman Jayanti Patra flagged off the 10-day campaign rally at Dhenkanal mini-stadium. The rally will cover more than 700 villages in six blocks of the district. The participants promoted awareness in the Sadar block of Chasapada and its adjacent villages.