June 1 2016, the World milk day was grandly celebrated by COHEART by organizing various programmes in association with the College of Dairy Science and Technology (CDST), Pookode. In CVAS, Pookode campus and interface meet on dairying as food business was convened. Mrs Lilly Mathew, the recipient of Best Woman Entrepreneur Award of The Year 2016 inaugurated the programme and acted as the resource person. Dr. A K Beena, Special officer, CDST presided the function. Smt Archana Chandran, Assistant Professor delivered the welcome address and Dr. Prejith, Officer in charge of COHEART felicitated the programme. Smt Lilly Mathew shared her experiences as an entrepreneur in dairy farming with the students. In the interactive session that followed, students discussed their apprehensions and clarified their doubts. More than 70 members attended the programme. An essay competition on the topic ‘Strength, Weakness and Challenges faced by Indian dairy industry, was also conducted and mementos and certificates were distributed to the winners of essay competition. Payasam was distributed to all the participants. The session concluded with the vote of thanks by Smt Smitha J Lukose , Assistant Professor, CDST. The programme was well appreciated by the students.
Farmers-Scientist-interface meet was conducted at Pulpally society under the auspices of Pulpally Ksheera Sahakarana Sanghom. The programme was inaugurated by Bindhu Prakash, President Pulpally panchayath. Interactive sessions were organised by COHEART. Dr. Subin K.Mohan, Assistant Professor, KVASU and Dr. Reigno Mea Nazarudeen, Research Assistant were the resource persons. Various sessions handled were on Clean milk production (management aspects) and Milk borne disease. The programme concluded by felicitations to Smt. Sindhu Balan, Chair-person Pulpally panchayath, Reji Vargeese S V S Pulpally and Chackochan, Director Ksheera Sahakarna Sanghom