Mushroom Day Celebration
Mushroom day with the theme “Mushroom for nutrition and health” was celebrated at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region (under AICRP on Mushroom) on 23.12.16. In the inaugural programme, Chief guest Dr. Satish Chandra (Director i/c and HOD Plant Protection) emphasized on quality protein aspect of mushrooms and urged the participants to include mushroom in their daily diet. He also spoke about medicinal values associated with several mushrooms. Dr. Arnab Sen, PS and HOD Animal Health emphasized that mushrooms should be considered as good source of income and mushroom consumption can help us in preventing protein malnutrition in this part of the country. Dr. Paul N. Chyne, Medical Officer apprised the gathering about health and nutritional benefits in great detail citing the beneficial effects of mushrooms in case of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other common diseases. He also urged the participants to include this “Super Food” in their diet. Many participants also expressed their views about how they consume mushrooms and which mushrooms and mushroom recipes they prefer. Posters related to nutritional value of different mushrooms, health benefits, amino acid content etc. were also displayed for information of the participants and visitors. Programme was attended by 40 persons including scientists, technical staff, supporting staff, entrepreneurs and farmers from different villages. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Pankaj Baiswar (Nodal Officer, AICRP on Mushroom). Mushroom soup was also served during the program. Demonstration on oyster mushroom cultivation and visit to mushroom house was also conducted (Plant pathology field). Programme was coordinated by Dr. Pankaj Baiswar, Dr. H. Rymbai and Dr. P.K. Sinha.
Glimpses of the event