World Agriculture Fair,1959
First World Agriculture Fair:
The first world agriculture fair(WAF) was held on 11th Dec.1959 -11March 1960 at New Delhi. The great leader of farmers Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Union Minister of India and President of Bharat Krushak Samaj organized the world agriculture fair and Government of India assisted the WAF. The fair had very large response from the world and millions of farmers visited the world agriculture exhibition. Many world leaders were present on the occasion and visited the exhibition. The fair was inaugurated by Dr.Rajendra Prasad , President of India with Mr.Isen Hower President of USA ,Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Prime Minister of India. During the 92 days of exhibition, Queen Elizabeth UK, Mr. Mr.Khruchev President of USSR, Mr. Bulganin President of Communist Party of USSR, Field Marshal of Germany Gomeri, Lady Lord Mountbatten and President of Poland, Cambodia and Nepal visited the Exhibition. The exhibition stall of USSR and USA was largest and attracting the farmers about new agriculture innovations and technology. The exhibition was landmark in the history of Indian Agriculture which provided international platform and agriculture fraternity among the world farmers.
Diamond Jubilee Year:
2019 is the diamond Jubilee year of the first world agriculture which was held under the leadership of Dr.Bhausaheb Alias Panjabrao Deshmukh . The celebration of diamond jubilee year of exhibition is not only merely to celebrate the completion of 60 years of exhibition but also to remember the initiatives and efforts of great visionary Dr.Panjabrao Deshmukh in uplifting of farmers in the era of crises in agriculture around the world .The diamond jubilee celebrations of the world agriculture exhibitions will address the issues in agriculture at all level and will prepare agenda, manifesto for welfare of farmers in the world.