Delhi Govt. to organise Jashn-E-Sarson to celebrate Organic Mustard on Gandhi Jayanti at Dilli Haat INA #ThisWeekInAAP

Delhi Government to organise Jashn-E-Sarson to celebrate Organic Mustard on Gandhi Jayanti at Dilli Haat INA

  • Delhi Government to organise Jashn-E-Sarson on Gandhi Jayanti at Dilli Haat INA
  • Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra to inform the public about Delhi Government’s stand on GM Mustard
  • Tourism and Art and Culture Language Departments to celebrate organic mustard, its products and host a cultural program
  • Famous protest poet Sambhaji Bhagat and Qawalli troupe to perform on October 2nd evening
  • Delhi Government invites citizens of Delhi to give their views on GM mustard and celebrate India’s organic mustard
  • Delhi Government to also personally invite state agriculture ministers, famous religious heads, political leaders and members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies to give their views on mustard

About GM Mustard and Jash-E-Sarson

GM (Genetically Modified) mustard, which has reportedly been given a safety stamp by a technical sub-committee of India’s apex regulatory body called Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC). The GEAC is at present collecting public feedback (until October 5th 2016) on the report of the sub-committee before it takes a final decision.

Delhi Government, given the various technical and other concerns pertaining to the safety and other issues related to this GM mustard, has already taken a stand against any potential approval for its commercial cultivation. The Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi Government, had written to the Prime Minister elaborating on these concerns and asking the Centre not to compromise farmers’ livelihoods, the country’s agriculture, citizens’ health and our environment in any manner, with regard to this GM mustard.

Given this background, and the need to reiterate the importance of mustard in our everyday lives in India, in our culture and agriculture, Delhi Government is organizing a one-day festival called “JASHN-E-SARSON” on October 2nd 2016. This festival will be informative as well as celebratory, even as it also creates a platform for various stakeholders to present their views on GM mustard.

Citizens, activists, civil society and anyone who is part of the coalition to preserve India’s culture, agriculture and traditional forms of cultivation is extended a warm invitation to join us in this Festival at Dilli Haat (Opp. INA Market, New Delhi).

जश्न ए सरसो

दिल्ली सरकार ने इस बार जश्न ए सरसो के आयोजन का निर्णय लिया है।

जश्न ए सरसो एक Celebration उस गहरे रिश्ते का जो सरसों और हिंदुस्तानी कला और संस्कृति में हज़ारो सालों से चला आ रहा है।

इस कार्यक्रम में सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम, सरसो से जुड़े अलग अलग राज्यो की संस्कृति और सरसों के अलग अलग व्यंजन रखे जाएंगे।

इसी कार्यक्रम के दौरान लोगो को सरसो से जुडी कई रोचक बातों के बारे में बताया जायेगा।

दिल्ली सरकार द्वारा सरसो के GM mustard बीजो पर जो आधिकारिक स्टैंड लिया गया है उसके बारे में भी लोगो को जानकारी देने की व्यवस्था की जायेगी।

इसी के साथ साथ, GM Mustard बीजो पर लोगो की राय भी जानने का प्रयास किया जायेगा जिसे बाद में केंद्र सरकार को भेजा जा सकता हैं। केंद्र सरकार ने पांच अक्टूबर तक लोगो से GM mustard पर राय देने का निवेदन भी किया हुआ है।

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