Our Kitchen Garden Doha's Organic Agriculture Festival Season 9 was officially inaugurated by Indian ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal at an event at the Birla Public School auditorium. He presented the prizes to Karunya Giridharan, Fathima Nisar, Izzah Zafreen and Anamika Devanand, the winners of the 'Young Farmer Contest'.
Mibu Jose, Ashraf Cherakkal and Shamsheer Abdul Rehman, who have made a unique mark in business among Kitchen Garden members, were honoured with the 'Business Excellence Award'. Awards were given to the best farmers in Qatar to inspire organic farmers. Our Kitchen Garden member Dr Serena was given a special award for her contributions in the field of medicine.
A food festival was also organised as part of the function. Free seeds were distributed to the participants. The musical band and violin fusion led by playback singer Vivekanand enthralled the gathering. Indian Sports Centre president Dr Mohan Thomas, Indian Cultural Centre vice president Subramanya Hebbagelu and Indian Community Benevolent Forum president Vinod V Nair spoke. Our Kitchen Garden president Benny Thomas welcomed and general secretary Jiji Aravind proposed a vote of thanks.
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