FAuRS 2021/22 was held December 28th, 2022 at the premises of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture. The FAuRS was held this year for the 8th consecutive time with more than 350 participants attending on-ground and about 200 participants joining online. Mr. Nihal Ranasinghe, the Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Nayana Mawilmada, The President of the Property Group of John Keells Holdings. Mr. Nalin Munasinghe, the Assistant Representative (Programme) of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to Maldives and Sri Lanka delivered the invited guest speech.
The FAuRS provides a platform for our final year undergraduate students to blend with the local and international professionals and students, and showcase their talents while improving knowledge, skills and attitudes during the process. Winners of eleven (11) competitions organized by the organizing committee received awards and cash prizes. This year the Invention and Innovations and 3MT competitions accepted submissions from undergraduate students from other local and foreign Universities as well.
The best submissions of the research briefs written in all three languages are compiled into “Hantana Blossoms”, a magazine dedicated for communicating the research findings to the general public. All the abstracts originating from 305 research projects of the students of the Faculty of Agriculture are published in the FAuRS Proceedings. Both the Hantana Blossom magazine and the proceedings were launched. An additional training and guidance for the students to prepare themselves for different competitions and conducted a series of workshops, “Success in Research: tips and tools”. The workshops conducted online were attended by students of other local universities as well. Prof. Warshi Dandeniya Served as the Coordinator of FAuRS 2021/22.
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