Two documentary films on the lives of progressive farmers were screened in the committee room of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) vice-chancellor (V-C) Baldev Singh Dhillon on Thursday. Along with the V-C, deans, directors of PAU and a couple of progressive farmers were present on this occasion.
A film- Mudke Da Moti (a pearl of sweat)- was based on the life and achievements of Mohinder Singh Grewal, a progressive farmer from Kanganwal in Ludhiana.
Another film- Jo Keha So Kar Dikhaya (I did what I say)- was based on the life of late Sardarni Jagbir Kaur, wife of Mohinder Singh Grewal. The films showcased how the couple made great strides in farming to win national and international recognitions. Practising intensive agriculture and crop diversification, Grewal successfully cultivated five crops a year at the farm. The duo also excelled in subsidiary occupation like bee keeping, poultry and piggery.
In his comments, Dhillon described Grewal a person with extraordinary capabilities. He excelled in every sphere of farming like vegetable cultivation, fruit cultivation, bee-keeping among others. As a diversified farmer, he has set an example for other farmers, said Dhillon.
Mohinder Singh Grewal, former member, Commission for Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP), Union government, told the audience that his wife has been a source of inspiration and support for him. "Since her death in 1995, I feel my life is incomplete without her," he said.
Earlier, Chander Mohan, additional director of communication, while welcoming the guests gave a brief account of the achievements of Grewal.