SBS Organizes Educational and Recreational Tour for Students
The School of Business Studies (SBS), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized an educational and recreational one-day trip for the students of MBA, MBA (Agri-Business) and Ph.D. This tour was sponsored by the Society for Advancement of Academic, Sports and Cultural activities (SASCA) of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, and Management Science Education (MSA), SBS, PAU.
The students visited the village Mushkabad, Samrala where a progressive farmer Sardar Davinder Singh Mushkabad is practising protected cultivation on six acres with specialization for capsicum, cucumber, green chilies, brinjal, and tomato, and has more than 800 members under his society named “Work on Mushkabad Model for Protected Cultivation.” Further, an exposure visit to Nurpur Bedi, village Nangal, was organised to apprise the youth of “Hydroponic Agribusiness Model” which is being taken care of by Sardar Pritpal Singh, a graduate from IMT Nagpur. Sardar Pritpal Singh is such a genius that he has developed a brand of his hydroponic produce as farm cult. He elaborated on hydroponic cultivation, value chain, market orientation, and consumer orientation for various hydroponic crops like lettuce, cauliflower and spinach, and also discussed his expansion plan of hydroponic cultivation in comparatively five times more area with EVP (Equilibrium Vapour Pressure) technology.
Further, the students were shown agribusiness model of orchard and provided first-hand experience of farm stay at village Lalpura. Ms Indu Kapoor Singh, a fascinated lady with a lot of courage and risk-taking abilities, explained her 13 acres of orchard model under which 10 fruits like guava, banana, peach, plum, lemon, avocado, apple, etc. are being cultivated. She also deliberated upon the farm stay model. The House of Lalpura, a state-of-the-art farm stay, was highly relished by the students.
Dr Ramandeep Singh, Director, School of Business Studies, highlighted his social media groups (on farm market and farm tourism) and enrolled Ms Indu Kapoor Singh as a member of groups.
From there, a convoy of students, faculty and staff moved onto Virasat-e-Khalsa, a Sikh Heritage Museum at Sri Anandpur Sahib, where Ms Deepinder Kaur, a student of SBS, delved into Sikh faith and history of Khalsa. All the members paid obeisance at historical Gurdwara Sri Takht Keshgarh Sahib (Sri Anandpur Sahib).
Dr Sukhmani, Dr Rakesh Rathore and Dr Mohit Gupta along with staff members Mr Hardeep Singh and Mr Harpal Singh coordinated the educational and recreational trip, which was an eye opener and enriching experience for the students of School of Business Studies.