World Coconut Day Celebration at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Coconut Development Board, Regional Office, Chennai, in association with Rethinam institute of Management, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and Coconut growers associations celebrated WORLD COCONUT DAY on 2nd September 2012 in the college auditorium of the Rethinam institute of management, Coimbatore. Sri.K.Sugumar, Member of Parliament, Pollachi presided over the function. Dr.K.Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor, TNAU, Coimbatore was the chief guest on the occasion. The introductory address was given by Shri. S.Panneer Selvam, Secretary, Coconut Growers Association, Theni.Highlights of Coconut Research in Tamil Nadu was addressed by Dr.K.Rajamanickam, Professor & Head, Coconut Research Station, Aliyar Nagar, Pollachi. Dr.Madhan A Sendhil, Chairman, Rathinam group, Sri.C.M.Kamaraj, Managing Director, Sakthi Coco Products, Pollachi, Sri.S.LakshmiRaj, Joint Director of Agriculture, Coimbatore, Sri.Hemachandra, Dy. Director, CDB, Chennai, Sri.T.A.Krishnasamy Gounder, President, UCGASI, Pollachi offered their felicitations. Around 500 farmers attended the function. An exhibition was also arranged in connection with the celebration. Sri. S.S. Selvakumar, Technical officer, CDB proposed vote of thanks

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