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A chronicle of Noni Search Symposia

Noni Search is a unique concept conceived by Prof. P.I. Peter, Chairman, Noni BioTech, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He founded World Noni Research Foundation (WNRF) to cater to the needs of research and development in Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.), one of the most under exploited but of divine potential of plants of India.

WNRF is guided by a panel of experts in various fields of research- crop improvement and management, plant protection, clinical science, pharmacology and food science- as members of Research Advisory Board (RAB) of WNRF. The RAB is chaired by Dr. Kirti Singh, the former Vice-Chancellor of three Universities and Former Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, ICAR, New Delhi

Noni Search is organized during October every year ever since it was conceptualized in 2006. It serves as a common platform to share the research and development experiences on Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) by scientists, scholars and noni users. Special invited lectures by well known science authorities are organized as a prelude to each technical session.

 

S.No
Noni Search / Themes /Venue / Date / VIPs participated
1

NS-2014- Ninth National Symposium
Theme:
"Noni for Everyone" was jointly organized by World Noni Research Foundation and International Society for Noni Science in collaboration with ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa and Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra at the International Centre Goa.
Number of research papers presented: Oral:  18 
Special Lecture:

  • "Indian system of Varietal Protection" was delivered by Prof. R. R. Hanchinal, Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI

Date and Venue:

  • 27 and 28, September 2014.

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest:

  • Mrs. Mridula Sinha, Hon'ble Governor of Goa.

Presided by:

  • Dr. K. E. Lawande, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra

Introductory Address:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai.

Guests of Honor:

  •  Prof. R. R. Hanchinal, Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI.
  • Dr. Manmohan Attavar, Chairman, Indo American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Plenary Session & Valedictory Function- Chief Guest:

  • Prof. R. R. Hanchinal, Chairperson, PPV & FRA, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI and Former Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka.

Presided by:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai.

Organizing Secretary:

  • Dr. N. P. Singh, Director, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa

Coordinator:

Dr. T. Marimuthu, Additional Director, WNRF , Chennai.


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NS-2013- Eighth National Symposium
Theme:  

  • "Noni for Sustainable Wellness" was jointly organized by World Noni Research Foundation and International Society for Noni Science in collaboration with University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UAS-B) and University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, Karnataka.

Number of research papers presented: Oral: 21 
Special lectures

  • 'Strength of Ayurveda in Geriatric Health Care' was delivered by Prof. Ram Harsh Singh, Distinguished Professor of BHU
  • 'Biotechnology in Horticulture with special reference to Noni' was delivered by Dr. V. A. Parthasarathy, President, National Academy of Biological Sciences and Former Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research.

Date and Venue:

  • 26, 27 October, 2013
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest:

  • Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj, H.E., The Governor of Karnataka.

Presided by:

  • Dr. K. Narayana Gowda, Vice-Chancellor, UAS- Bangalore, Karnataka

Introductory Address:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai

Guests of Honor:

  • Dr. S. B. Dandin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka
  • Dr. R. R. Hanchinal, Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers' Rights Authority, Ministry of Agricutlure, GOI, New Delhi.

Plenary Session & Valedictory Function- Chief Guest:

  • Dr. S. A. Patil, Chairman, Karnataka Krishi Mission, Karnataka & Former Director, IARI, New Delhi, Former Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka

 Guest of Honor:

  • Dr. A. N. Rai

Presided by:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai

Organizing Secretary:

  • Dr. P. G. chengappa, National Professor (ICAR) & Formerly Vice-Chancellor, UAS-Bangalore, Karnataka

Joint Organizing Secretary:

Dr. H. Shivanna, Dean, College of Agriculture, UAS-Bangalore, Karnataka
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NS-2012- Seventh National Symposium
Theme: Noni- A Tool for Wellness
Number of research papers presented: Oral:31 /Posters:17

Date and Venue:

  • 6-7 October, 2012, Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest:

  • Dr. K. Rosaiah, H.E. The Governor of Tamil Nadu

Presided by:

  • Dr. Panjab Singh, Former Director General, ICAR, New Delhi

Introductory Address:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, WNRF

Guests of Honor:

  • Dr. V.P. Singh, Head, World Agro Forestry Ccentre, New Delhi

Plenary Session & Valedictory Function- Chief Guest:

  • Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi

Guest of Honor:

  • Dr. Prem Nath, Chairman, PNASF, Bangalore


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NS-2011- Sixth National symposium
Theme:Noni- A Panacea for Wellness
Number of research papers presented: Oral:31  /Posters:17

Date and Venue:

  • 1-2 October, 2011,  Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest:

  • Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bandare,  H.E. The Goversnor of Odisha

Presided by:

  • Dr. R. S. Paroda, Former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Guest of Honours

  • Padma Bhushan Dr. B. M. Hegde, Former Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Padma Shri Dr. D.R. Kaarthikeyan, Former Director, CBI, GOI, New Delhi

Plenary Session & Valedictory Function- Chief Guest:

  • Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General, Indian Counil of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
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NS-2010- First World Noni Congress
Theme: Noni for Global Wellness
Number of research papers presented: Oral:48 /Posters:16

Date and Venue:

  • 1-3 October, 2010, Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest

  • Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

Presided by:

  • H.E. Bhopinder Singh, The Lt. Governor, A & N Islands

Guest of Honour:

  • Dr. Hari Gautam, Chancellor, KIIT University

Plenary Session & Valedictory function- Chief Guest:

  • Prof. K.V. Thomas, Hon'ble Minister of State (Agriculture), GOI

Presided by:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairman, WNRF, Chennai

Guest of Honours:

  • Dr. A. Kalyani, Vice-Chancellor, TNOU, Chennai
  • Dr.V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chnacellor, IGNOU

 

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NS-2009- Fourth National Symposium
Theme: Noni for Empowerment and Prosperity
Number of research papers presented: Oral:20/Posters:16

Date and Venue:

  • 24-25 October, 2009, Image Auditorium Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Inaugural Function- Chief Guest:

  • Dr. M. V. Rao, Former Director General, ICAR, New Delhi

Presided by:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, WNRF

Key Note Address:

  • Dr. H.P. Singh, DDG (Hort.), ICAR, New Delhi

Plenary Session & Valedictory Function-Chief Guest:

  • Dr. Panjab Singh,  Former Director General, ICAR, New Delhi

Presided by:

Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairman, WNRF

 

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NS-2008- Third National Symposium-
Theme: Noni for Nutrition and Health
Number of research papers presented: Oral:21 /Posters:21

Date and Venue:

  • 18-19 October, 2008, Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest:

  • Dr. A. P. J. Abdual Kalam, Former President of India

Presided by:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, WNRF, Chennnai

Plenary Session & Valedictory Function-Chief Guest:

  • Dr. B.M. Hegde, Former Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore

Guest of Honour:

  • Dr. H.P. Singh, DDG (Horticutlure), ICAR, New Delh
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NS-2007-Second National Symposium
Theme: Noni for Health and Wellness
Number of research papers presented: Oral: 25 /Posters:13

Date and Venue:

  • 27-28 October, 2007, Image Auditorium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Inaugural Function-Chief Guest:

  • Thiru Surjit Singh Barnala, H.E., The Governor of Tamil Nadu

Presided by:

  • Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, WNRF, Chenna
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NS-2006- First National Symposium
Theme: Noni Research
Number of research papers presented: Oral: 15

Date and Venue:

  • 7-8 October, 2006,  Hyderabad

Inaugural Function- Chief Guest:

Dr. Kirti Singh, Chairperson, WNRF

 

 

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