India is a land of farmers. This is the community that has given so much to our society and in turn any amount of giving back can never make up for their sacrifices. Today it is a must that we contribute something so that we become a part to conserve our nation’s greatest asset – Food through Agriculture.
As you are all aware that C.R.I as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility has instituted an endowment at Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (TNAU) and every year from the interest accrued from the endowment we in association with TNAU present the prestigious “Velanmai Chemmal Award” to 5 Outstanding Farmers in Tamilnadu who go above and beyond in their commitment with innovative and best practices in agriculture.
This year “Velanmai Chemmal Award” were bestowed to the 5 winning farmers at the Farmers day programme on 8th January 2016 at TNAU campus by Mr.R.Vaithilingam, Chancellor – Tamilnadu Agricultural University and Minister of Housing, Urban Development & Agriculture, Govt. of Tamilnadu, Dr.K.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Mr.R.Boopathy our Vice President- Mktg in the presence of Mr.S.P.Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration & Rural development, Pollachi V.Jeyaraman, Dy. Speaker – Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly, Mrs.Archana Patnaik, District Collector, Mr.P.Rajkumar, Corporation Mayor, Coimbatore, Mr.M.Rajendran, I.A.S, Director of Agriculture, Govt of Tamilnadu and dignitaries from TNAU and Govt of Tamilnadu. Thousands of farmers across Tamilnadu participated in this programme
“Velanmai Chemmal Award” presented by C.R.I Pumps carries a Cash Award, Memento and a certificate which were given to the 5 best Farmers who have innovated and developed best agricultural practices in Tamilnadu.
In recognition to our yeoman service in the welfare and development of farming community in Tamilnadu, Agricultural University conferred the prestigious “Sirandha Nankodaiyalar Award” to C.R.I Pumps. Mr.R.Boopathy, our Vice President –Mktg on behalf of our management received the “Sirandha Nankodaiyalar Award “from Mr.R.Vaithilingam, Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Agriculture and Dr.K.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, TNAU in the above function.
The farmers who got the Velaan Chemmal award thanked C.R.I Management for sponsoring the award. Also appreciated the efforts taken by us for honoring the farming community and promoting best practices in agriculture field.