February 27, 2020
A programme on Sustainable Development and Future of Mattu Brinjal-Road Map for success was organized at Manipal Institute of Management on February 27 2020. The programme was inaugurated by Paramapoojya Shri Shri Vishwavallabha Theertha Swamiji of Shri Vadiraja Mutt, Sode. In his inaugural address, he insisted on research related to seeds of Mattu brinjal as the crop is special in terms of its unique taste and colour.
Mr Krishna Rao Kodancha, president of Udupi Chamber of Commerce and Industries stressed upon the need to categorize Agricultural activities under industries so that professionalism can be brought in.
Mr.Dayananda Bangera, President, Mattu Gulla Belegara Sangha highlighted the efforts of sangha in marketing Mattu Brinjal with the help of Centre for social entrepreneurship, MIM, Manipal and explained developmental plans of the sangha for the future.
Dr.Harish Joshi, coordinator, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship spoke on the main objective of the programme and set the floor for discussion. Dr Raveendranath Nayak, Director, MIM welcomed the guests and Mr Swarn Kanchan proposed Vote of thanks. Members belonging to different sections of the general public including Entrepreneurs, Businessmen, Media personnel and researchers participated in the programme.