Indeed, 13th October 2018 will be a memorable day. We at Kitucate strive to give hands-on education to our students and our trip to BAIF Development Research Foundation proved to be instrumental in achieving so.
Our Journey began with a briefing session on the technology that we were going to observe and experience at the institute.
On reaching BAIF we were welcomed by the staff and in charge person Mr. Inamdar. He was very helpful in providing us with the assistance of visiting the various departments and centres operating at BAIF.
At the very beginning, we visited the Silk Museum displaying the various stages of silk rearing (Sericulture). The person in charge briefed us on the process of Sericulture through charts and preserved specimens of the Silk Worm (Egg, Pupa, Silk Worm, Cocoons). The students were later also showed the real process involved in Sericulture, namely Egg Hatching, silkworm rearing on the tree leaves, extracting silk from the cocoon and spinning of silk fibers. Our kids being very inquisitive asked many questions and were enriched with loads of knowledge!
Later the kids were shown the method of preserving the Bull's Semen using liquid Nitrogen at -196°C. A detailed information was provided by a veterinary doctor on duty about the 900 + varieties of cows and bulls present at the centre. The doctor was very generous in explaining the various laboratory techniques carried out on the collected semen using Microscope, Laminar Air Flow, water bath, etc. Definitely, our students were in sync with the technology due to hand on experience at Kitucate!
After a lunch break and play session we were taken at the Vermi-compost section and explained about the procedure involved in it. Next stop was Biogas plant and the working involved in it. Our students were surprised to know that the wastewater of biogas plant is used as a bio-fertilizer.
With an end to an exciting day full of the skillful learning experience, our aim was fulfilled, and our students were enriched!