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Redefining Agriculture: Blending Rajyoga and farming to empower farmers

Redefining Agriculture: Blending Rajyoga and farming to empower farmers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Nov 2018 2:40 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Blending Rajyoga and agriculture together is Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya’s (PBKIVV) way to empower farmers through organic farming.

In a bid to empower the farmer community of the Northeast and to help them come out of their mental and emotional distress, the rural development wing of Rajyoga Education and Research Organizaiton (RERF), a sister organization of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, has organized ‘Sampurna Gram Vikash Kishan Sanmalen’ at Sonaram HS School playground here on Saturday. The programme is aimed at introducing among the farmers the unique concept of ‘Shaswat Yogic Kheti’ which is a judicious blend of organic farming and Rajyoga meditation.

More than 3,000 farmers from various parts of the State participated in the august gathering attended by many dignitaries and officials from the State Government as well.

Participating as the chief guest from Mehsana, Gujrat, Rajyogini Brahma Kumari Sarala Didi, chairperson, Agriculture and Rural Development Wing, RERF urged the farmers to adopt “Shaswat Yogic Kheti” for health and well being of the entire nation. She reiterated that just as Mahatma Gandhi had made a determined thought to free the country from British Rule, let the farmers use this power of thought and decide that they would not make their fellow countrymen consume poison in the name of enhanced productivity. She said that farm produce from Shaswat Yogic Kheti gives more nutrition, health and satisfaction than chemical based fertilizers, besides being more effective than chemical pesticides.

Speaking as special guest, State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass expressed happiness that being a spiritual organization, the Brahma Kumaris are beautifully accomplishing the task of farmers’ empowerment which was hitherto considered as only government’s duty. He said that the State Government is working tooth and nails to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making the Northeast a hub of organic farming and would provide all necessary support to the Brahma Kumaris in their endeavour to empower farmers.

Dr John Ekka, Principal Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development, Assam addressed the gathering as representative of Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development, Assam said that today the same west which has introduced chemical farming has turned towards organic farming. He also said that the State Government has taken up various schemes to ensure that our food, water and environment does not get polluted by use of chemicals and urged the farmers to make use of all these schemes.

Brahma Kumar Sumanth Bhai, headquarters coordinator, Agriculture and Rural Wing, RERF, Mount Abu explained to the farmers the ways and methods to implement Shaswat Yogic Kheti technique which not only improves quality of the produce but also its quantity.

Principal Scientist of Assam Agricultural University Dhiren Kalita stated it is a matter of grave concern that farmers are not able to make enough earning so that they can save for the education of their children and treatment of their family members. He advised the farmers to take up multi-crop cultivation to enhance their earnings and also approach the regional Krishi Vigyan Kendra regularly for help in this regard. Addressing the Kisan Sanmalen, Mukut Deka, vice chairman, GMDA agreed that if Shaswat Yogic Kheti is implemented by farmers, the future of our coming generation gets secured.

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