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Kanpur, 27 February 2023: Shasyotsav (Harvest festival) was celebrated at the Campus School, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur to commemorate International Year of Millets 2023. The festival was celebrated with an objective to create awareness among the students regarding the nutritional value of millets and providing a healthy substitute of junk food.
The event was inaugurated by Prof. Braj Bhushan, DOAD IIT Kanpur along with Prof. Neeraj Sinha PI, CSGB. Achla Josan, Principal Campus school welcomed the august gathering and shared that it is a matter of pride for Indians to lead the initiative as the UN declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets following a proposal by India.
The occasion was celebrated with speech and cultural performances by school children that included theme-based songs and dance performances. There was a millet-themed “one-minute game” for parents as well.
Along with the activities, there were stalls offering dishes made out of Bajra, Kuttu, and lemon drinks for refreshment. Achla Josan, Principal Campus School presented the vote of thanks.
About IIT Kanpur:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.
For more information, visit https://www.iitk.ac.in.