A senior extension specialist (Soil Science) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Manmohanjit Singh has been awarded the 'Sumer Memorial Award' for the best extension scientist and for making outstanding efforts in transferring the technology in soil and water conservation.
At present, Singh is working at Farm Advisory Service Scheme, SAS Nagar. The Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi, has selected him for this prestigious award, carrying a citation and a cash prize of Rs 25,000.
Chief executive officer of National Rainfed Area Authority JS Samra and deputy director general (natural resource management), ICAR, New Delhi, AK Sikka presented the award to Singh during the inaugural function of international conference on 'Natural resource management for food security and rural livelihood' held recently at New Delhi.
PAU vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon congratulated Singh for this achievement and exhorted him to continue serving the farming community with much more enthusiasm in future.
Giving details, president of Soil Conservation Society of India Suraj Bhan said Singh was selected on the basis of his contributions that have helped to extend the research outcomes on soil and water conservation to the farming community.
Singh thanked his alma mater and has decided to donate the prize money to the PAU Endowment Fund.