On 26th April 2017, a group of students visited Bangalore plant of Namdhari Seeds Pvt. Ltd. (NS). It is located at Bidadi, 70 kms from Bangalore city. Students started their journey at 10 am and reached the venue by 11:30am. Students were accompanied with the visitor’s card at the gate. At the entrance itself students got a glimpse and could feel the beauty and purity of nature spread across 200 acres of land at Namdhari Seeds.
Students then proceeded to the audio video hall of NS. They got to know on how strictly all the rules and regulations at NS are being followed when all the visitors (along with employees) were asked to remove their footwear outside the gate, before entering the Audio Video (AV) room premise. In AV room, students were addressed by some of the employees of NS. They had arranged a presentation for our students on Namdhari seeds, which gave students a brief idea about the company.
Namdhari Seeds Pvt Ltd is a breeder, producer and distributor for quality vegetable seeds. Inspired with the blessings of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, the Spiritual Supreme of Namdhari Sikhs, Namdhari Seeds was formed in 1985. They are committed to development of high quality vegetable varieties with better yield, disease resistance and adaptability to various agro climatic conditions. Today Namdhari Group of Companies has created job opportunities for more than 5,000 people working in more than 10 states of India and having offices in 4 other countries with Bidadi, Bangalore plant being famous for its superior quality Tomato seeds production.
After the presentation students were headed to the cleaning, packing and storage area. Before students enter the plant they were given aprons and a hair cap to wear. All visitors were asked to wash their hands as Namdhari Seeds take care of each and every aspect related to hygiene. In the packaging plant we all evident various packaging techniques for different vegetables and also experienced the chilled feeling of storage room set on different temperatures according to the requirement.
End of our visit to packaging plant lead us to Green House wherein we actually entered the green house of tomato plant. The fact that everything inside the greenhouse was automated, the person addressing us explained various maintenance factors involved.
Students were so mesmerized and involved in the visit that NS offered us the visit to cattle house, we headed to the cattle house and saw a huge number of cattle. Each cattle was punched a number plate on its ear for identification. They had set a scrub machine where cattle could go and scrub themselves.
After the cattle house visit we were headed to the campus canteen where awaited the delicious food for us!
We enjoyed the food and started our journey back to our college campus.