SAU plans setting up of first ever Agriculture Museum of country
Sindh Agriculture University’s old Central Library Building identified for establishing the museum
Agriculture Museum would preserve all the farming equipment used for cultivation from ancient times till date, varieties of crops, vegetables, fruits and flowers, seeds, irrigation, poultry farming, fisheries and livestock-related and other things depicting the agrarian society.
Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tando Jam has decided to establish the first ever Agriculture Museum of the country where all the agriculture related equipment used for cultivation from ancient times till date, varieties of crops, vegetables, fruits and flowers, seeds, irrigation, poultry farming, fisheries and livestock-related and other things depicting the agrarian society will be collected and preserved as heritage.
The decision was taken in a meeting on Wednesday with Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri in the chair.
For establishing the Agriculture Museum, the university will approach Sindh government and the Higher Education Commission for assistance.
The proposed museum is aimed not only to preserve such things but also to serve as a source of research for the scholars as well as to attract the domestic and foreign tourists, as the different phases of rural farming society and culture, rural music and instruments، agriculture dictionaries, and farming machinery and inventions will be highlighted here.
VC Dr. Marri said that different galleries will be setup at the proposed museum to preserve various things collected from across the country.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Neelofer Shaikh, an archaeologist and former Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Dr. Bhai Khar Shar, Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Allah Bux University of Art, Design & Heritage Jamshoro, Ishtiaq Ansari of Endowment Fund Trust, Mehmood Mughal, Consultant to VC SAU on Heritage, Prof. Dr. Inayatullah Rajpar, Prof. Dr. Imran Khatri, Prof. Dr. Aijaz Soomro of SAU and others.
Dr. Bhai Khan Shar assured every possible cooperation for setting up the museum and preparation of models.
Dr. Neelofer spoke on importance of establishing this museum. Ishtiaq Ansari informed the meeting that Sindh government is currently working on establishing 40 museums in the province. Mahmood Mughal identified an old Central Library building for setting up a museum, as it has seven big sections.
Dr. Imran Khatri said that the evolution process of agrarian society in desert, hilly and plain areas of the country will be showcased at the museum.
Later, the participants visited the old Central Library building. (PR)