Food is the primary requirement for all
the living beings.
The need for food arose
since the beginning of
creation. Vedas refer
to food shortage as the main crisis. To overcome this crisis Agriculture was discovered.
Atharva Veda refers earth as our mother.
Through cultivation we consecrate to mother earth. And mother earth
expresses her happiness by gifting us with variety of food and other treasures.
This sacred bond between a mother and son is called Rishi Krishi.
According to Rigveda and Atharava Veda Raja Ven's son Raja Pruthi was the first
one to discover prowar agriculture. He was the pioneer to have evolved various
India is an agricultural country. Agriculture is the back none of Indian
economy. We have received the ancient practices of Agricultural methodology as
a legacy from our seers and rulers.
We have been blessed with this knowledge over generations of venerated masters
like Rishi Parashara father of Maharishi Ved Vyas introduced Krishi Parashar.
Kashyap Maharishi introduced kashyapiya krishi - Sukthi, Surapala introduced
Vriksh Ayurveda, and Parushuram introduced Krishi Gita.
In India the first Agriculture University was set up in 1960. Since then
training in conventional Agriculture started in a formal way. Large scale usage
of like urea, DAP and other lethal chemicals started. By this, our traditional
Agriculture knowledge started losing its importance. Indigenous seeds lost its
place to hybrid and genetically modified seeds.
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides contaminated the land,
water and air. Conventional Agriculture no wonder increased the yield but the
food lost its nutrition and quality. Due to this diseases mushroomed, land lost
its fertility, changes in environment leading to global warming.
The only solution to this chain reaction is to go back to
our roots, adopt our ancient - traditional Agricultural practices. Bring back
the lost fertility to the land by using manure. Manure is considered as food
for nourishment of the land. Indiscriminate usage of helical fertilizers,
pesticides, and weedicides, dumping of domestic and industrial waste, cutting
down of trees etc. tantamount to abuse of mother earth.
International Hindu University and Human health circle India have jointly
launched the Rishi - Krishi online course. This course will be conducted under
the guidance of well-known experts in traditional Agriculture knowledge. The
topics covered and the names of the experts are available for your information.
This course will be conducted from 1st May to 31st October 2023.(6 months
duration). Various topics of interest in Rishi Krishi will be extensively
covered every week through one or two online sessions. Participants will be
trained in almost the topics. Training sessions will also include exclusive
sessions of each expert to solve queries / doubts. Reading materials and videos
will also be shared.
All those who aspire to learn and reach out to many more
and spread this ancient knowledge are welcome to be a part of this noble cause.