Annual Lecture Series

On the occasion of celebration of Silver Jubilee year (1994) of AFARM, lecture series on the socially relevant issues for the masses by the distinguished & eminent personalities was started. The event is organized on the foundation day of AFARM. The series features lectures by studied & proficient personalities on relevant issues for the time being with respect to rural development in general & social development in particular.

Details of Lecture Series as below

Year Lecture Topics Speaker Download
2012 ‘Opportunities and Challenges before Indian Agriculture’ Dr. Vekant Mayende, Ex Vice Chancellor, State Agriculture University, Akola
2010 Indian Agriculture in 21st Century Hon.Shri.Balasaheb Vikhe Patil 
(Former MLA, President Maharashtra Pani Parishad)
2009 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Dr. Rajaram Deshmukh
(Director, Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Vasantdada Sugar Institute)
2008 Society, Culture and Environment Dr. Madhav Gadgil 
(Senior Scientist and Environmentalist)
2007 Farmers and Special Economic Zone Prof. N.D. Patil (Chairman, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara)  
2006 Future of Indian Culture Smt. Vandana Shiva, Agriculture, Environment Expert and Social Worker  
2005 Employment Opportunities in Agriculture Sector Shri. Arun Firodiya (Chairman, Kinetic Group)  
2004 Liberalization and Indian Agriculture Dr. Padmakar Dubhashi (Economics Expert)  
2003 Govt. Administration & Rural Development’ Shri. Suresh Khopade (Commandant, Rajya Rakhiv Police Dal)  
2002 transparent Budget Process’ Dr. Madhav Godbole (Ex Central Home Secretary)  
2001 Corruption in Society Shri. N. Vittal (Central Vigilance Commissioner)  
2000 Peoples Movement, Justice & Legal Institutions Dr. Satyaranjan Sathe (Senior Lawyer)  
1999 Political Ideologies and Political Parties Shri. Kumar Ketkar (Editor – Maharashtra Times, Senior Reporter)  
1998 Science and Rural Development Dr. Devendrakumar Gupta (Senior Gandhian Philosopher)  
1997 Lecture cancelled Advt. Ram Jethmalani  
1996 Politics and the Judicial System Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari (Former Judge, High Court, Mumbai)  
1995 Liberalization and Eradication of Poverty Shri. Madhav Gadkari (Editor – Loksatta, Senior Reporter)  
1994 Sustainable Development versus Exploitative Development Shri. Sundarlal Bahuguna (Senior Environmentalist)