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An awareness seminar was organized at Government Senior Secondary School, Sauja, Patiala on November 3, 2023 under the campaign to prevent paddy stubble burning by Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, Patiala. On this occasion, essay writing, speech and painting competitions were organized for students on not burning paddy straw. Speaker of the seminar, Dr. Gurupdesh Kaur, Professor (Plant Science) and Incharge, KVK, Patiala informed about the damage caused by stubble burning and motivated the students to play a responsible role in this awareness campaign. Dr. Rajni Goyal, Professor (Food Science) and Dr. Rachna Singla, Professor (Horticulture), KVK Patiala elaborated on the various techniques adopted for handling paddy stubble. He inspired the students to bring changes in agricultural practices to save the environment as per the need of the hour. Dr. Rajni Goyal shared information about the damage caused by junk food. Dr. Rachna Singla gave information about the use of paddy straw in mushroom cultivation. This seminar was organized under the able leadership of Principal Mrs. Sukhum Chahal and English Lecturer Mr. Bhagwant Singh. The winners of these competitions were also given medals to encourage the students. On this occasion, a vulture was also presented by the students giving a message not to burn straw.

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