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  • NATIONAL WEBINAR: HORTICULTURAL RESOURCES AND THEIR ROLE IN BOOSTING IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID-19.

    NATIONAL WEBINAR: HORTICULTURAL RESOURCES AND THEIR ROLE IN BOOSTING IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID-19.
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    Sri Devaraj Urs Academy Of Higher Education And Research, Kolar And University Of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkote, had successfully organized National Webinar -On 04 September 2020

    At present, the world is battling the most severe global outbreak due to the novel coronavirus namely the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Enhancing the body’s natural defense system (immunity) plays an important role. It is believed that keeping our immune system healthy can help prevent or reduce the risk of infections of diseases. For centuries, people have relied on horticultural resources such as herbs and other plants for treating medical conditions and boosting immunity naturally. Herbal plants that boost the immune system stimulate the activity of cells responsible for fighting infections. These natural immune boosters are an important tool in our current war against coronavirus infection.

    COVID-19 has been impacting every sector of the world, starting from education to healthcare and industries. Well-being is essential during these testing times. There is an urgent need to explore the beneficial and medicinal proprieties of horticultural crops; with this background and current need, a National webinar was organized to discuss the scientifically validated medicinal role of various horticultural crops in enhancing immunity.

    DR.B.G. Prakash, Dean, COH, Kolar, Organizing Chairman welcomed the dignitaries and briefed the gathering about the theme of the webinar. Further Vice-Chancellor of UHS, Bagalkote  Dr. Indiresh K.M, and Dr. Sriramulu I/C Vice-Chancellor SDUAHER, and chief patrons of the webinar addressed the gathering. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. K.N.V. Prasad Registrar, SDUAHER, He enlightened the august gathering about the importance of the National Nutrition Week celebration in India and greeted one and all.   Dr. Giridhara R. Babu, Professor, IIPH, Bengaluru, Dr.  S. B. Dandin Ex-Vice-Chancellor UHS, Bagalkote, Dr. Santhosh J Eapen, Director, ICAR-IISR, Kerala Dr. Mangalagowri V Rao., BAMS, MD (Ay), Ph.D., Asst Professor, Dr. L. N. Hegde Dean, UHS-CHEFT, Bagalkote, and Dr. Madhavi Reddy, Dean FAH & BS, SDUAHER were the resource persons. The national webinar witnessed a participation of nearly 250 participants including Academicians, Health care Professionals, Research Scholars and students from various institutions across the country like Pune, Maharashtra, Kerala, Hyderabad, Bangalore, West Bengal, Assam, New Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, U.P, Haryana, Jammu Kashmir, and Madhya Pradesh. The event was also live-streamed via YouTube. The program was well appreciated by all the participants by all the concerned. The program was organized, and coordinated by Dr. Madhavi Reddy, Dean FAH & BS, SDUAHER and DR.B.G. Prakash, Dean, COH, Kolar.

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