Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Programme Schedule

 National Dialogue on Orchid Conservation and Sustainable Development for Community Livelihood
March 8-9, 2013

(Venue: Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok, Sikkim)

DAY-I: 08th MARCH, 2013

REGISTRATION (08:00 – 10:00)

INAUGURAL SESSION (10:00 – 11:30)

             09:30         Arrival of Guests

09:45 – 10:00         Invocation

09:50 – 10:00         Welcome to Guests (Dr. R. Devadas)

10:00 – 10:10         Lighting of lamps (by the guests)

10:10 – 10:15         Welcome Address by Dr. R. P. Medhi, Director, NRCO

10:15 -  10:25         Introductory Remarks by Prof. S. P. Vij, Emeritus Professor, TOSI (Chandigarh)   

10:25 – 10:35         Special address by Prof. A. K. Bhatnagar, Delhi University, New Delhi & Vice-President (TOSI)  

10:35 – 10:45         Release of publications & Web site launching for NRCO

10:45 – 11:05         Address by Guest of Honour (Shri Bhim Prasad Dhungel, Hon’ble Forest Minister, Gov. of Sikkim),                                                       
                               (2) Shri. S. Pradhan, IAS, Secretary (Agriculture), Government of Sikkim, 
                               (3) Shri. G. M. Pradhan, Orchid Breeder, Kalimpong

11:05 – 11:15         Presidential address by Dr. S. N. Puri, Vice-Chancellor, CAU, Imphal

11:15 – 11:20         Award ceremony (Felicitations) by NRCO 

11:20 – 11:30         Inaugural address by Shri Dawa Norbu Takarpa, Hon’ble Agri. Minister & Parliamentary Affairs

11:35 – 11:40         Vote of thanks  (Prof. Promila Pathak, TOSI, Chandigarh)

 

Exhibition opening by Chief Guest

 

BREAK (Hi-Tea) (11:40 – 12:00)

 

Date: 08th MARCH, 2013

SESSION (I)

Theme I: Indigenous orchid resources, evaluation and characterization (IOR)

LIST OF LEAD LECTURES & SPEAKERS

Chairman: Prof. A. K. Bhatnagar, Delhi University
Co-Chairman: Prof. M. C. Gayatri, Bangalore University
Rapporteur: Dr. D. K. Agrawal, BSI, Gangtok

Date: 08/03/2013 (FN) (12:00 – 14:00)

Title

Speaker

Designation

1

Evolution and speciation of Orchidaceae family

Dr. S. P. Vij

Prof. Emeritus,
The Orchid Society of India (TOSI), Department of Botany,
Punjab University, Chandigarh-160014

2

Additions to Orchidaceae of N. E. India and an update analysis and classification

Dr. A. N. Rao

Director (R&D),
Centre for Orchid Gene Conservation for the Eastern Himalayan Region, (COGCEHR), Hengbung, Kangpokpi – 795129, Senapati (District), Manipur

3

Conservative measures in India on orchids and enforcement of national laws

Dr. Paramjit Singh

Director, BSI, CGO Complex, 3rd MSO Building, Block F (5th & 6th Floor), DF Block, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700064

4

Orchid piracy, trade and CITES

Dr. C. Satish Kumar

Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI), Pacha Palode, Thiruvananthapuram – 695562, Kerala

5

Quantitative assessment and mapping
of orchids in India

Dr. H. J. Chowdhery

Emeritus Scientist,
Botanical Survey of India, North Circle, 192, Kaulagarah Road, Dehradun - 248195, Uttarakhand

6

Orchid biodiversity in islands:
Challenges and Prospectives

Dr. D. R. Singh

Head & Principal Scientist,
Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), ICAR, Port Blair - 744101

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (7 no.)

1

Phenology, distribution pattern, endemism and phyto-geographic affinities of the genus Eria Lindl. (Orchidaceae) in India - D. K. Agrawal and H. J. Chowdhery

2

Conservation and enhancement of genetic variability of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andreas) at Indian Institute of Spices Research A status Report.- R. R. Nair, P. A. Mathew and M. Anandaraj

3

Biochemical and anatomical studies in different species of Aerides Lour - M. C. Gayatri, D. Srivastava and  S. N. Hedge

4

Evaluation of diversity and habitat types of some orchid species growing in Kashmir Himalaya - G. A. Shapoo, Zahoor. A. Kaloo, S. Singh, Aijaz. H. Ganie, B. M. Podder, S. Amin and Tabina. A. Moon

5

Prospecting and commercialization of therapeutic orchids need attention - J. Das, S. Thapa and  J. K. Sukhla

6

Status and conservation issues of orchids in the changing environmental conditions of trans and North Western Himalaya - S. S. Samant

7

Orchid flora of Himachal Pradesh: History and Composition - Jagdeep Verma

POSTER DISPLAY (THEME I & II) (10:00 – 20:00)/Poster Evaluation (14:00 -15:00)

 

Lunch Break (13:30 – 14:30)

SESSION (II)

Date: 08/03/2013 (AN) (14:30 – 19:00)

Theme II: Propagation and Genetic improvement through conventional & biotech means (PGB)

Chairman: Prof. S. P. Vij, TOSI, Chandigarh
Co-Chairman: Prof. S. B. Babbar, Delhi University
Rapporteur: Dr. Jayashakar Das, ISBD, Gangtok

Title

Speaker

Designation

1

Cymbidium breeding in India

Shri Ganesh Mani Pradhan

Cymbidium Breeder & Orchidologist, Kalimpong, West Bengal

2

Recent advances and perspectives in cytological & molecular characterization in Orchids
(Re-scheduled on 09th)

Prof. S. Rama Rao

Department of Bio-technology & Bioinformatics, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Mawkynroh-Umsing, Shillong – 793022, Meghalaya

3

Providing unique molecular IDs to Indian Orchids through DNA barcoding

Prof. Shashi Babbar

Department of Botany,
University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007

4

Advances in micro-propagation of orchids

Prof. S. Kumaria

Department of Botany, Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Mawkynroh-Umsing, Shillong – 793022, Meghalaya

5

Cytological studies in Orchids

Prof. Navdeep Sekhar

Associate Professor,
Government Brinda College, Punjab University, Faridkot, Punjab

6

Role of PPV & FRA for IPR protection
of orchid

Dr. Manoj Srivastava

Registrar, PPV & FR Authority,
A-Block, N.A.S.C. Complex, (Opp. Village Todapur), DPS Marg, New Delhi-110012

7

Bar coding in Orchid species for intellectual
protection

Dr. S.  Chakrabarti

Senior Scientist (Genetics),
NRC for Orchids, ICAR,
Pakyong – 737106, Sikkim

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (06 no.)

1

Differential germination response of Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Andreas) seeds on White’s medium in-vitro - R. R. Nair and Priya Treesa Tom

2

In-vitro regeneration of Anoectochilus elatus Lindley, An endangered Jewel orchid found in South India - N. A. Sherif, S. Parthibhan, J. H Franklin Benjamin, T. Senthil Kumar and M. V. Rao

3

Elemental, chemical and molecular profile of Eulophia andamanensis - P. Alphonso, Bhaskaran and Da’Costa Brian

4

Diversity and genetic relationship analysis of native Aerides species using RAPD markers - S. Chakrabarti, S. Jain, Debasree Sinha and R. P. Medhi

5

Study of variability among Cymbidium tracyanum accessions collected from Darjeeling using RAPD markers - M. Chakraborti, Rampal, S. Chakrabarti, S. K. Jain and R. P. Medhi

6

Somatic embryogenesis receptor kinases (Serks)/ Serl-Like genes in plants - Jaspreet K. Sembi, Akanksha Singh and Paramjit Khurana

Dinner (20:00)


DAY-II: 09th MARCH, 2013

 

SESSION (III)

Date: 09/03/2013 (FN) (09:30 – 13:30)

Theme III: Cultivation, Management and Value Addition (CMV)

Chairman: Dr. P. K. Rajeevan, KAU, Kerala
Co-Chairman: Prof. P. Kaushik, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar
Rapporteur: Dr. N. K. Meena, Scientist (Entomology)

Title

Speaker

Designation

1

 Towards developing a sustainable orchid industry in India

Prof. P. K. Rajeevan,

Professor & Associate Dean,
College of Horticulture,
Kerala Agricultural University,
KAU Post, Trichur- 680656

2

Status of Exotic Orchid Hybrids and Species in India: Its impact on Indian Orchid Industry

Dr. S. N. Hegde

Former i/c (SFRI) & TOSKA,
Aruadaya House, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Sunkada Katte, Viswanidhan, Bangalore-560091, Karnataka

3

Therapeutic values of Indian orchids

Prof. Purushotam Kaushik

Professor & Dean,
Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Botany & Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249404

4

Priorities in post-harvest management and value
addition in orchids

Dr. L. C. De

Principal Scientist (Hort),
NRC for Orchids, ICAR, Pakyong – 737106, Sikkim

5

Status of orchid virus diagnostics and their application in production of virus free planting material

Dr. R. P. Pant

Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology),
NRC for Orchids, ICAR, Pakyong – 737106, Sikkim

6

Pest scenario on orchids and their management

Dr. N. K. Meena

Scientist (Entomology),
NRC for Orchids, ICAR, Pakyong – 737106, Sikkim

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (04 no.)

1

Response of nutrition on growth and flowering of Dendrobium orchids under agro-climatic conditions of Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh - Sunil Kumar

2

Orchids as ideal landscape material - Sharath Kumar, G. Vivek and M. Jawaharlal

3

Effect of water stress on Cymbidium hybrid “Pine Clash Moon Venus” (PCMV) - N.  Sailo, D. Barman, B. Hakmaosa, J. Gogoi and R. P. Pant

4

Distribution, identification and characterization of orchid viruses infecting orchids - R. Sherpa

POSTER DISPLAY (THEME III & IV) (10:00 – 17:00)/Poster Evaluation (12:00 - 13:00)

 

Lunch Break (13:30 – 14:30)

SESSION (IV)

Date: 09/03/2013 (AN) (14:30 – 16:00)

Theme IV: Orchid Promotion: Public–Private Partnership (PPP)

Chairman: Shri. D. K. Rai, Principal Director (Horticulture), Govt of Sikkim 
Co-Chairman: Dr. D. Barman, Principal Scientist (Horticulture), NRCO
Rapporteur: Dr. Ashok Kumar, Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR RC NEHR, Tadong

Title

Speaker

Designation

1

Prospects of Growers & supply chain management in Orchids”

Shri Prashant Agrawal

Progressive Orchid Grower,
Darjeeling, West Bengal

2

Role of women entrepreneurs in Orchid industry in North-East India

Prof. (Mrs). Madhumita Talukdar

Department of Horticulture,
Assam Agricultural University (AAU), 
Jorhat – 785013, Assam

3

State enterprise for commercialization of Cymbidiums in Sikkim

Shri Padam Subba

Deputy Director (Flori.),
Krishi bhvan, Tadong, Gangtok

4

Commercial technologies, research issues and gaps in India           

Dr. D. Barman

Principal Scientist (Hort.),
NRC for Orchids, ICAR,
Pakyong – 737106, Sikkim

ORAL PRESENTATIONS (02 no.)

1

Therapeutic orchids of Arunachal Pradesh: A treasure to be utilized sustainably - T. S. Mehra and A. K. Pandey

2

Suggestions on orchid’s promotion in India - S. Upadhyay

 

 

PLENARY SESSION (16:00 – 17:00)

Chairman: Dr. N. K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Horticulture), ICAR, Pakyong-737106
Co-Chairman: (1) Dr. J. P. Tamang, Dean of PG Studies, Sikkim University
                          (2) Shri. D. K. Bhandari, Joint Dir. (Floriculture), HCCD Department, Govt of Sikkim
 Rapporteur: Dr. L. C. De, Principal Scientist (Horticulture), NRCO

16:00 – 16:10         Rapporteur presentation (Theme-I)

16:10 – 16:20         Rapporteur presentation (Theme-II)

16:20 – 16:30         Rapporteur presentation (Theme-III)

16:30 – 16:40         Rapporteur presentation (Theme-IV)

Free Interactive Session with farmers/delegates

Remarks by Chairman & Co-chairman

 

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION (17:00 – 18:00)

Chief Guest: Shri. Bhim Dhungel, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation / Forest, Environment & Wild Life Management, Govt. of Sikkim
Guest of honour: Shri. S. T. Lachungpa, Former PCCF (Government of Sikkim)

17:10 – 17:20         Presentation of Plenary Report

17:20 – 17:30         Presentation to Awards winners (Poster/Oral/Farmers)

17:30 – 17:50         Address by Invited Guests & Dignitaries

17:50 – 10:00         Vote of thanks (by Dr. D. Barman, NRC for Orchids, Sikkim) 

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