DAYALBAGH AGRICULTURAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
Mahatma Gandhi had said ‘Farmer is the backbone of the country’. In his vision it was only agriculture which brings prosperity and development of the nation. Every prosperous farmer can make prosperous and progressive India. This prosperity depends upon more and more young farmers taking up scientific method and produces the farming products efficiently and fruitfully. For this reason Dayalbagh Agricultural Training Institute (DATI) is a small effort in this direction to train, to motivate, to guide, to inspire and to strengthen the farmer-youth to make a prosperous society.
THE SMALL BEGINNING..
The institute was formerly started in 1969 in picturesque, verdant surroundings at the foothills of Charmady Ghats. Since then it began short term training programs in horticulture, poultry, piggery, rabbit rearing and practical methods of grafting.
But it was in 1980 under the earnest and dedicated work of Fr. Theophilus Pereira the school was named as Dayalbagh Agricultural Training Institute and started two years of training classes. Currently it is run by Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra, a voluntary organization, managed by Franciscan Capuchin Friars, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, Government of Karnataka.
The sole purpose of DATI is to impart training to the youth with agricultural background in farm organization and management, farming technology, animal husbandry and allied subjects and make them effective leaders of rural economic and social development. The institute is open to all rural youth of both sexes irrespective of caste and creed.
TRAINING YOUTH FOR BETTER FUTURE DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE
It is recognized by the department of employment and training, Government of Karnataka and the syllabus is prescribed by the same department, Government of India. Once in two years we have the permission to take only 20 students who have completed SSLC. At the end of two years examination in theory and practical and social studies is conducted and certificates awarded to the successful trainees by the Department of employment and Training, Government of India.
TRAINING IN PUC
With the Agricultural training they are trained for their PUC in National Institute Open School, for which they are offered five subjects namely, English, sociology, political science, history, and economics. They are trained in the institution giving them profound knowledge and personal attention.
TRAINING IN ENGLISH:
The trainees are given the best form of education to develop their personality and communication skills. Since the English language is widely spoken and used in different fields in this competitive world, the students are compulsorily made to speak English and are helped to develop their skills of speech and communication.
DATI has now introduced Desk Top Programme (DTP) for the aspirants to learn more about the computers and their operations, helping them to build up their future. They are taught typing and other basics in handling typing.
FRUIT OF OUR LABOUR:
As the fruit of our labour many students who have gone through this institution have secured good results and are in better position , among them some are holding offices in the Governmental Department, working in the foreign countries as agriculturists.
LIST OF THOSE WHO HAVE UNDERGONE TRAINING AND GOT THE CERTIFICATE:
|2 years of course in Horticulture||25||259|
|Agriculture and Horticulture (6 months)||16||136|
|Other Short term courses||21||122|
As the slogan goes “Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan”, those who are trained in a systematic way in this Agricultural Institute have reaped the harvest of joy. They have helped themselves in generating self-employment jobs or their own poultries and piggeries. Farming may be the best way possible to generate the eco-friendly society. In conclusion DATI has become a ray of hope in its own way for the drop outs, poor, marginalized and destitute of the society helping them to find a way out from their struggles and difficulties, thus getting the best of (the best) education and values to build up their life.