Visit of His Excellency Ambassador of Netherlands (India) & Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture (Maharashtra) to BSF

On the occasion of New Cell Biology Laboratory inauguration at BeejSheetal Research Pvt. Ltd. on 10th October 2016 His Excellency Mr. Alphonsous Stolinga, Embassy of Netherlands India along with  Mr. Anand Krishnan, Secretary to Netherlands Embassy and Hon. Minister of Agriculture (Maharashtra) Shri. Pandurangji Phundkar visited Bejo Sheetal Bioscience Foundation, seen all facilities of BSF, BeejSheetal Research Pvt. Ltd. & Kalash Seeds Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Alphonsous was shown keen interest in understanding the training & capacity building activities of BSF, the projects of commercial plant tissue culture and new cell biology laboratory. He has spent almost a complete day with Shri Sureshji Agrawal and expressed his gratitude of having this opportunity to learn the Indian business modules, role of company in social corporate responsibility. He has also shared his knowledge and views about the country India and guided how to strengthen the collaboration between India and Netherlands in various fields.

His Excellency Mr. Alphonsous  also met and interacted with various dignitaries participated in inaugural function, had an hour long discussion with Dr. Kirti Singh, Ex ASRB, Chairman, Prof. B.A. Chopade, Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, business icons of Jalna, Dr. Bhagirath Chaudhary, Founder Director, SAPB, Delhi. Mr. John Pieter, CEO of Bejo Netherlands, Dr. Shelly Praveen, Head Biochemistry division, IARI, Delhi, Dr. K.E. Lawande, Ex Vice Chancellor of Dapoli Agriculture University, Mr. Satish Kagliwal, Managing Director, Nath Bio-Gene, and other dignitaries.

Before visiting to BSF, His Excellency Mr. Alphonsous visited BeejSheetal Research Pvt. Ltd. biotech laboratory facilities, Kalash Seeds processing facilitates and Chilly research trial and BSS farm on way. He has shown keen interest in understanding the applications of biotech programs in plant breeding and role in final product development, about vegetable seed Industry in India and praised about the long term association with Bejo Netherlands. He has appreciated about the strong collaboration of bejo Netherlands & BeejSheetal for last thirty years and complimented Shri Sureshji Agrawal and Shri Sameer Agrawal for successful venture.

Shri Raosaheb Danve, President BJP, Maharashtra State and Prof. B.A. Chopade, Vice Chancellor, Dr. BAMU along with His Excellency Mr. Alphonsous visited to plant tissue culture facility at BSF. Dr. Nandkumar briefed about the purpose of tissue culture activity, capacity of laboratory and farmers connectivity through providing the quality disease free planting material.  Also discussed about training programs being undertaken at BSF using plant tissue culture facilitties. Further His Excellency has been accompanied by Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Shri. Pandurangj Phundkar and Shri Raosaheb Danve for inaugural program of New Cell Biology Laboratory. After formal inauguration the Cell Biology Laboratory facilitates were understood by dignitaries and had tour to all areas of new laboratory facilities including new plant growth chambers, working laboratory, plant tissue culture room, etc.

Inaugural function of New Cell Biology Laboratory: Inauguration of new laboratory was done at the Hands of His Excellency Mr. Alphosous Stolinga in presence of Guest of Honor Shri. Pandurangji Phundkar, Shri. Raosahebji Danve & Mr. John Pieter, CEO, Bejo Zaden, Netherlands. All these dignitaries addressed the gathering of about thousand people participated. Shri Sureshji Agrawal, Shri. Sameer Agrawal, Shri. Kamalji Zunzunwala felicitated the guests, Dr. Nandkumar Kunchge and his team made all necessary arrangements of visit and inauguration ceremony.