PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PAU ORGANIZES TALKS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOY PROCESSING
LUDHIANA, APRIL 13:
The Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized two guest lectures on “Entrepreneurship Development” by Mr Jyoti Saroop, General Manager, Unati Cooperative, Hoshiarpur and on “Soy Processing” by Mrs Gurpreet Kaur Gill, Managing Director, Sofine Foods, Ludhiana.
Mr Jyoti Saroop narrated his journey of success regarding setting-up of food processing unit as Unati Cooperative. He provided details about the processing lines and various kinds of products processed at his unit like juices, preserve, candies, fruit bars and medicinal drinks from the raw material abundantly available in surrounding Kandi area. He said all disruptions during entrepreneurial journey should be treated as opportunities. He also stressed on becoming non corrupt, happy and peaceful entrepreneurs. The team of Unati is also working for the upliftment of poor children and other social causes as Corporate Social Responsibility, he added.
Mrs Gurpreet Kaur Gill talked about the process of soybean processing right from installation of unit to marketing and utilization of its byproducts. She also highlighted the nutritional importance of soy products in day to day life of human beings. She said it is a cheaper source of protein, required for human body. The talks inspired the gathering immensely.
Earlier, Dr Poonam A. Sachdev, Head of the Department, welcomed the guest speakers.
Dr Kamaljit Kaur, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, introduced the speakers while Dr Preeti Ahluwalia, Food Technologist (Packaging), proposed a vote of thanks.
Photo Caption: 1) Mr Jyoti Saroop, General Manager, Unati Cooperative, Hoshiarpur , showcasing the products prepared at his unit.
2) Mrs Gurpreet Kaur Gill, Managing Director, Sofine Foods, Ludhiana, delivering a talk at PAU.