Awareness and sensitization programme on promotion of ICT based extension by KIRAN Team on 17th July, 2019

    The KIRAN team has been invited to conduct an awareness and sensitization programme on promotion of ICT based extension as part of the celebration of the first Anniversary of Synroplang Village Organization, Open Defecation Free recognition village, 2019 and the 184th Death Anniversary of U Tirot Sing Syiem, the freedom fighter of the land organized by the Dorbar Shnong Umsohlait village held on the 17th July, 2019 at Umsohlait Parish Hall.

On this day Shri. Charles Marngar (Local MDC, Mawhati Constituency) graced the function as the Chief Guest and other dignitaries present in the occasion included the Parish Priests of Umsohlait Parish and some elders of the village. The awareness programmed was chaired by the Village Headman; Mr. Leki Suchiang with an introduction of the Team led by Dr. Uttam Singh, Scientist and threw some light about KIRAN and its relation with ICAR, Umiam. The awareness programme began with an introductory note about KIRAN and its function and also brief the role of ICT and its importance in daily life of the people to uplift their socio economic status. Dr. Caressa Thabah shared a step by step procedure about the registration of the farmers and agripreneurs with KIRAN so that they can receive a daily free SMS related with the farming system or practice and agromet advisory. She also shared some information about the KIRAN website and its mobile application and the uses of the advisory uploaded in the App. Mr. Kyrshan Rynjah shared a presentation about the role and function of the Farmers Producers group and the importance of e-marketing for the entrepreneurs and the Self Help Group ready to market pproducts.  After the session, there was an interaction with the farmers and stakeholders attending the programme and thus ended successfully by the handing over of some farmers related leaflet/pamphlets to the Headman for record keeping and for the benefit the of the farmers in general.