Initiated first Herbal Garden  at DAVCPS Mandi. Herbal garden at school will will  help to conserve our traditional knowledge and connect youngster to our traditional health care system.

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rticle published in Giriraj  weekly dated 14  Sep to  21  Sept. 2022 regarding edible uses of Kalanchoe pinnata

 

 

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Amar-ujala 4 Sep, 2022 : Detailed information regarding Himachati traditional  dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News published in Amar-ujala (1 Sep, 2022) related to value addition of  Sepu-badi a traditional dish of Mandi   HP India with addition of Kalanchoe pinnata and Euphorbia hirta.

 
Tree plantation  during Van Mahotsav -2022 at Devdhar  Mandi HP along with students and forest department,

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Article published in Sages chronicles (Magazine July-August  Edition) about Euphorbia hirta .

Delivered an invited talk during refresher course  on Traditional Knowledge & Ethics  at UGC- HRDC Shimla on topic titled as “Traditional value of Medicinal Wild Food Plants” ( Dated; 22th July, 2022.)

Tree plantation  during Van Mahotsav -2022 at Nasloh Mandi HP along with students and forest department.

Interaction with local community nearby Talyahar regarding sustainable use and harvesting of wild food plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented a research article in Hindi at national level Workshop  on employment potential in Himalayan region  to organized by GB  Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Technology to promote national language Hindi.

 

Article published in Sages chronicles (Magazine June Edition) about Nasturtium officinales .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview on medicinal wild food plants

Dr Dharam Paul Ji  honored my work on wild food plantd  by  by dedicating his 65th book to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Article published in Amarujala dated 18th June, 22 for awareness of edible & medicinal  uses of Hedychium coronarium

 

 

 

 

Article published in   Sages chronicles (Magazine May Edition)about Opuntia dillenii.

Environment Day 2022 celebrated by display of  items  prepared from waste material (Best from Waste) and exhibition of  Ethnobotanical  collection as Biodiversity for Human  Welfare.

Awareness for healthy food by students of Ethnobotany  in Eat Right Fair (30 May, 2022) organized by health department .

Contributed 42 Wild food plants in 15 photo frames to Himachal Darshan  photo art gallery, museum & Library containing photo & traditional items of all religion, places of  natural beauty, culture, architect.   These frames  are displayed for awareness to tourists, visitors , students and common man (2022) .

Book review  published in The Tribune

Article published in Tourism Magazine The Travelers Trails: for awareness and promotion of wild food plants 2022)

Guided Miss Bhavana Kumari of BSc 3rd year to start  a small scale nursery of wild edible endangered species for conservation, distribution and selling purpose  under her inspire project.(She grew wild rose & endangered plants of high altitude in  her nursery),

 Awareness to Anganwadi Workers  for use of wild food plants  during Poshan Pakhwada celebration.

https://youtu.be/JddiRM6HnUQ

New article about Rhododendron arboreum tea in Amarujala 13 March, 22.

Delivered a key note lecture on ” Wild edible tubers of NW Hiamayan region ” To faculty, students and research scholars of Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, CUHP

 
 

Organised a Work shop for the women farmers of  Sadar Block in association with RCFC, NMPB Joginder Nagar for  cultivation, value addition and marketing  of Medicinal Plants.

Delivered an invited online lecture on the occassion of National Science Day (28 Feb, 2022) for the students of  Biodiversity Studies BGSB UNIVERSITY Rajouri (J&K)

Awareness program  at Govt. Girls. S.S.School Mandi for Healthy Food 

 

Awareness program  at G.S.S.School Sadyana for students of Vocational Course Tourism regarding promotion of Wild Culinary Tourism  and manging plastic waste for sustainable Himalayas (23 Feb, 2022).

https://youtu.be/Jh-uPj6iiDg

 

 

New article about Asculus indica   published in Dainik Jagran on dated  21 Feb, 2022.

 

Presented My Book on Wild Food Plants to  Governor of Himachal Pradesh. Sh. Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar ji during his visit to SVPCU Mandi. 

Rise- Up Foundation Mandi Donated a High-Tech Knitting Machine For Women of Ritik Self-Help Group.

New article in ‘Giriraj’ HP. India for awareness and cultivation of Hedychium spicatum: a threatened  medicinal plants of  Mandi Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalayas.( 09 Feb.  to 15 Feb, 2022) 

Awareness programme to members of Laxmi SHG & Mahila mandal Sumaru for sustainable use wild food plants.

Awareness programme & Lohri celebration at orphanage Talyhar by Vallabhian Rotract Mandi (Vallabhvian Rotract Mandi celebrated famous local festival Lohri of North India by awaring children regarding local flora and best from waste.)

 

 

 

 

 
Encouraged woman of various SHG of Mandi area to participate & sell their local traditionally processed wild food items in exhibition organised by DEST HP.

Received young Scientist Award 2021 from The Society of Tropical Agriculture New Delhi India during an International Conference on Theme Agriculture Food and Technology organized at Hill Queen Shimla

 
Exhibition cum sale of GI products organised by HIMCOSTE.

Participated in  Climate Change Conclave -2021 organised by DEST HP India as a expert delegate. on 18th Dec. 2021.

 

 

 

Delivered an invited talk on health & Hygiene with wild food plants for sports person of HP during state youth leadership program.


https://youtu.be/ZKg_Fd8NKJQ

 

25th November 2021

Article for promotion of Domestication & utilization of Myrica esculenta Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don- Kaphal (काफल) i Amar Ujala on 16 Nov,2021,.

 

16 Nov,2021

 


Received Honor from Indian National Trust for Arts & Cultural Heritage Chapter Mandi for Conservation of Traditional Knowledge on Wild Food Plants on 14 Nov,2021.

 


https://youtu.be/Bl0UsZMbe3s

 


Campus beautification & Tree plantation in SVPC University Mandi by Rotaract Vallabhains

 

Campus beautification & Tree plantation


https://youtu.be/Fr_8DZEZZ7M

 


Cleaning of waterbodies of village Panjehti HP India by Rotaracts on occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

 

Rotaract on the way


https://youtu.be/-29lFidhVr8

 

 


Installation of Rotaract Vallabhian Club for engaging youth in environment conservation & community welfare sevices.

 

Installation ceremony of Rotaract Vallabhain Club


https://youtu.be/ZtXOTInE1HU

 


Conservation of biodiversity through sacred activities.


https://youtu.be/K0ysBtezd-c

 


Received  FSIA- Real Super Woman Award  2021


https://youtu.be/RGpqe-62TtQ

 


Meeting with presidents of 40 Self Help Groups of Mandi area for discussion to improve their working capacity and marketing opportunities


https://youtu.be/zuRXempV1HM

 

 


Exposure Visit of Students of MSc 2nd Sam Botany Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University Mandi to natural Oil Distillation Unit.


https://youtu.be/lWd61zI62Mg

 

Exposure Visit of Students of MSc 2nd Sam to natural Oil Distillation Unit.

 


To include medicinal food in our lifestyle is need of hour.


https://youtu.be/xu-lqebczHk

 


Received honour from DIG Madhusudan Sharma Ji as a Corona WarriorOn 23 Foundation Day Celebration of ABVP.

 

 


Extension work with Kiran SHG of Kotli, Mandi. HP India

 

Extension work with Kiran SHG of Kotli, Mandi. India

 



https://youtu.be/ZH5kkef5R_8

Extension Work With Members of NRLM Self-Help Group.

 

Awareness regarding sustainable use of Wild Food plants.

 


 


https://youtu.be/lUUc1KFEjxs

 


Medicinal plant demonstration by Students of SVPCU Mandi on occasion of World Environment Day

 

https://youtu.be/AMucgr0SFjA

Tree plantation on occasion of World Environment Day 2021.Theme of World Environment day 2021 is Ecosystem restoration.


https://youtu.be/NQl4oWqFH-Q

 



Glimpses of Book on Wild Food Plants released by Honorable CM Jairam Thakurji of HP.

https://youtu.be/1zqCBXOR4P4


Received Special Jury Mention in Indian Biodiversity Award 2021 in Sustaianble Use of Biological Resources Individaul Category.  

 

New article for community awareness in Govt. weekly Giriraj:

 

 


New article in ‘Giriraj’ HP. India ( 14 April to 21 April, 2021) 

 

 


An Impressive traditional knowledge sharing with demonstration of local medicinal and edible plants by Sumitra Sen President of 150 SHG from Talyahar (Mandi District of HP. India ).


https://youtu.be/C5cDdTYniDI

 


A healthy interaction with Panchayat representative, members of different SHG and Mahila Mandal of Gram Panchayat Lambathach regarding sustainable use and cultivation of Wild Food Plants.


https://youtu.be/LeZrB94qCd4

 


Sustainable use of resources is to use resources optimally presently and to keep them available for future use. For this you need to think sustainability, act sustainability and behave sustainability. Most important to teach and aware young minds for this by being a role modal or practically opting sustainability in day to day lifestyle with this motto involved worders of girls hostel of Vallabh Government College Mandi HP in Best from Waste management activity, Where we reuse plastic waste that is broken dustbins available in college campus to plant some wild plants and Thuja sp. Hope this exercise will motivate these young women to to better in future in their domestics, personal and professional space.


https://youtu.be/m5r7QXHVCSg

It’s useless to be known as a botanist without field experience. Happy to plant some multipurpose plant in Part~ Time Campus of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cluster University Mandi. Most exciting part is all planting material is from nursery of Vallabh Government College Mandi which started 2 years back for first hand experience to the students of nursery and gardening a skill enhancement course.

 


https://youtu.be/iKZqGYP-sgg

 


On opening ceremony of famous International Shivratri Fair of Himachal Pradesh my book titled as ‘An Illustrated Guide To Some Wild Growing Food Plants of Sub- Himalayan region “, is released by Honorable CM Of HP Shi Jai Ram Thakur Ji. This book contains illustration as well as important information regarding local name & common names, parts used, season of availability and recipes prepared from 100 wild growing food plants of Sub-Himalayan region . It will act as a Field Guide and will be helpful to Students, Researchers, Educationist, Forester, Agriculturalist, Horticulturist and even for common people.

 

Book released by Honorable CM Of HP Shi Jai Ram Thakur Ji.

 


Received Special Jury Mention in Indian Biodiversity Award 2021 in Sustaianble Use of Biological Resources Individaul Category.  

 

 


New article in ‘Giriraj’ HP. India on Yellow flex ( 3 March, 2021) 

 


 

Article on Reinwardita indica in Giriraj

Interaction with members of Adarsh Mahila Mandal Panjehti for sustainable use of wild food plants

 


https://youtu.be/7la5PDvvywo

Interaction with members of Adarsh Mahila Mandal Panjehti for sustainable use of wild food plants


Presentation to show “Wild Edibles Plants Potential for Rural Economic prosperity” in front of #AFD mission team, Mr. Ankit Tulsyan, (AFD project manager) from #France, officials of #FTI #Sundernagar & members of SHG group for mission Securing Rural Livelihood through Biodiversity conservation at FTI ( Forest training institute) Sundernagar.

 

New article in ‘Denik Jagran’ HP. India on nettle ( 15 Dec, 2020) .

 

Article for awareness in ‘Denik Jagran’ of HP. India on 15 th December, 2020.

Interaction with members of Pryerna Mahila Mandal of Nalhog area of Distt.Mandi HP for sustainable use and cultivation of wild food plants


https://youtu.be/SWtezgpJN1g

 


New article on Wild edible plant Seena tora in HP Government Weekly Newspaper Giriraj ( 02- 09 Dec, 2020 edition)

 

Giriraj weekly ( 02- 09 Dec, 2020 edition)

 


Promotion of nettle selling in Himachal Pradesh.

First step in promotion of wild food plants as a means of income generation and entrepreneurship development by selling of koogas (Nettle) dried leaves. Koogas (Urtica dioica & parviflora) dried leaves can be sold at the price of Rs 150/kg and stems at the price of Rs 13 /kg. Koogas grows luxuriantly in Himachal Pradesh and normally considered as a weed to be removed. Its leaves and stem can be used as a food, medicine and in extraction of fiber and chlorophyll. Koogas is rich in food and medicinal value also. Its marketing will be an easy source of earning money for local people because unlike traditional cropping, there is no need of its cultivation and care. As above ground plant parts are usually harvested, so there will be no fear of extinction. Only a special care is needed during its harvesting and drying. Till now this plant is highly neglected, but has tremendous potential in entrepreneurship development. So, it needs to be commercially utilized and entered in our food plate.


https://youtu.be/V8tgmSE4qN0

Benefits of Planting a Tree


https://youtu.be/ZaikiW61wtY

Sacred plant play important role in conservation.


https://youtu.be/9A4R8EUa9EQ

 


Awareness for commercial use of will edible plants and their distribution for domestication and for ensuring sustainable harvesting and development.


https://youtu.be/FY19I4q5j8o

 


A new book titled ‘SOME WILD EDIBLE PLANTS OF WESTERN HIMALYAYS VOLUME-II’ is published and available both as e-book or paper book on Amazon Kindle store

 

Available in Amazon

Received honour from Rural Development, Panchayati Raj , Agriculture, AH and Fisheries Minister of HP Shri. Virender Kanwar ji for contribution in preparing PBR.

 

 

Moringa oleifera raised in nursery of Vallabh Goverment College Mandi for distribution and mass cultivation with the participation of Self Help Groups.

 

 


New article in a local newspaper ‘Denik Jagran’ of HP. India on 12 th September, 2020.

 

 

 


Multidisciplinary approach of ethnobotany with special reference to HP India


https://youtu.be/HpRZROnOeJA

 

A documentary on People’s Biodiversity Register of Sundernagar Block, District Mandi Himachal Pradesh India.

This documentary highlights the glimpses of PBR preparation of 52 panchayats of Sundernagar Block of distt. Mandi, sharing of information and documentation of traditional knowledge from members of various SHG, Mahila Mandal, Vaidya, Perist and local people of Sundernagar area.


https://youtu.be/5mtXlwaOOdw

Interaction with members of Self Help Group in Keran village of Bhanwad Panchyat of Sundernagar district Mandi Himachal Pradesh for promoting use and sustainable harvesting of wild edible plants and opting them as a mean of livelihood and entrepreneurship on 5th August 2020 .

 

 


3 minutes presentation for summer research training program on topic “Role of wild food plants in rural prosperity


https://youtu.be/eS3N0AqTIxk

 


Himalayan Wild Food Plants Part-llI


https://youtu.be/KKg2YGr6ZJ8

 


Resource person for People’s Biodiversity Register training program of Gohar block at BDO office Gohar Distt.Mandi H.P. on 29th July 2020.

 

 


 

Himalayan Wild Food Plants Part-ll


https://youtu.be/URYJ9t4d1e8

 


 

Himalayan Wild Food Plants Part -1


https://youtu.be/EJGRiW2bWKI

 


Interaction with women of Gram Panchayat Bhanwar at Sundernagar District Mandi HP India for awareness of wild food plants.


https://youtu.be/XVN9gIiXmyI

 


Resource person for People’s Biodiversity Register training program of Sundernagar block at BDO office Sundernagar Distt.Mandi H.P. on 21 July 2020.

 

 


Resource person for People’s Biodiversity Register training program of Balh block at BDO office Mandi, Sadar Mandi & Balh, Nerchowk Distt.Mandi H.P. on 18th and 20th July 2020.

 

 


An article about Euphorbia royleana published in Government Newspaper of Himachal Pradesh Giriraj on dated 8 July, 2020.

 

 


Domestication of wild edible delicious vegetables Dioscorea bellophylla -Tardee.

This wild vegetables is a seasonal delicacy and known to have high market value.Usually it is sold in late winter or spring season.A variety of food preparation can be made with its airel bulbils and underground tuber.Tuber go very deep in soil,so its harvesting is problematic and time consuming. For ensuring sustainable and easy harvesting its domestication need to be promoted among masses.With this objective seeds were distributed to a few members of Gutkar SHG District Mandi Himachal Pradesh. Tardee grow as a vine and can be planted in pots.clay or plastic waste container in limited space.even in cities.Its large cultivation and marketing will be helpful for socio-economic upliftment of local people of Himalayan region


https://youtu.be/9TuAToimsnc


https://youtu.be/C64g0cpg1EM

Awareness for domestication and use of Opuntia dillenii  under the Student For Development #SelfieWithHerbalPlants initiative.


https://youtu.be/Nj06Z6Gd-Zk

Online presentation for students of Indira Gandhi National Open University through Facebook IGNOU page regarding promotion of wild food plants, their sustainable use and harvesting.

 



https://youtu.be/uGcviyUAb1Q

 


A new article published in Himachal Tribune on role of wild edible in rural prosperity on dated 14 March, 2020.

 

 


One day workshop on Mushroom cultivation techniques for skill enhancement.

 

 


Awareness program on sustainable development or Eco-Club students of Vallabh Government Mandi.

 

Rangoli, declamation and poster making competition

 


Interaction with school children for awareness regarding sustainable harvesting and use of Wild Food Plants.

 

 


New article about Euphorbia hirta published in Government Newspaper of Himachal Pradesh Giriraj on dated 12 February, 2020.

 

 


An Invitation for Invited Talk on Role of Wild Edible Food Plants In Rural Prosperity.

 

 


Promoting sustainable harvesting and use of Wild growing food plant by intersecting with members of women group ( Mahila Mandal of village Bada Gaon.

 

 



https://youtu.be/DnF_k6Chpe8

 



https://youtu.be/uC6L9U0Mr1w

 


Interaction with members of Self Help Group in a village of Tehsil Padhar of district Mandi Himachal Pradesh for promoting use and sustainable harvesting of wild edible plants and opting them as a mean of livelihood and entrepreneurship .

 

 


New article about Urtica dioca published in The Tribune on dated 14 December, 2019.

 

 


Interaction with the members of Self Help Group in Village Maghawadh of Tehsil Jogindernagar, District Mandi of Himachal Pradesh for promotion of wild edible food. Members were encouraged to use wild edible as raw and after value addition for income generation.

 

 


A news paper article published in Tribune, dated 23 Nov,2019 along with Dr Chiranjit Parmar about edible uses of Euphorbia royleana.

 

 


An educational tour to botanical garden maintained by Indian Institute of Technology Kamand with students of Bio-Sciences.Such type of tour refresh students, connect these young minds to nature along with providing first hand learning experience.

 

 


A newspaper article on Dioscorea bellophylla published in Divya Himachal on 5th Oct,2019.

 

 


An excursion tour of Ethnolbotany and Eco-club students to Forest Research Training Division Davidarh for collection and demonstration of medicinal plants.

 

 


Tree plantation program with borders of girls hostel,members of Eco-club and student organisation.500 students actively involved in planting of 4000 species of Syzygium, Phyllanthus, Punica, Prunus and Quercus at and around newly constructed Helipad of District Mandi Himachal Pradesh.

 

 


Organised an International conference on “Natural Resource Management for Socio-economic development of Western Himalayas; opportunities and challenges” is being Organised by Vallabh Government College, Mandi (H.P.) from 10 to 12 August,2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Article on wild edible (Dioscorea spp. ) published in Giriraj dated 17th Aug,2019.

 

 


News on 11 August, Newspaper.

 

 


News in 1 August, Amarujala Newspaper.

 

 


 

Article on wild edible (Traxacum officinale ) published in Giriraj on dated 7th Aug,2019.

 

 


 

Article on wild edible (Lingad ) published in Giriraj on dated 27th June,2019.

 

 

Article on wild edible (Dioscorea spp. ) published in Amarujala on dated 7th June,2019.

 

 


 

Article on wild edible (Pyrus pashia-कैन्थ ) published in Giriraj on dated 8th May,2019.

 

 


 

Organised a National level Interdisciplinary workshop on Nursery and Gardening techniques from 14th May to 21st May 2019.

 

 


 

Glimpses of National level & days workshop

 

Article on wild edible (Nasturtium officinale – Chhooch ) published in Giriraj 5th March, 2019 and Shabdmanch on Dated 1st April,2019

 

 


Article on wild edible medicinal plants published in Shabdmanch on Dated Giriraj 24th February, 2019.

 

 


 

Artilcle on wild edible(Reinwardtia indica – Peenyan) published in Divya Himachal on Dated 24th February, 2019

 

 


 

Artilcle on wild edible(Dioscorea spp.)published in Divya Himachal on Dated 6th January, 2019

 

 


 

Artilcle on wild edible(Medicago polymorphia – Khokhna,Stellaria media – Padyaala) published in Divya Himachal on Dated 30th December, 2019