Under the Parthenium awareness week (गाजर घास जागरूकता सप्ताह) , 16-22 August, 2019; a gosthi on parthenium awareness was organized at the Experimental Farm, Hawalbagh of ICAR-VPKAS, Almora on 22 August 2019. Scientists, technicals and other staff/members of the institute participated in the Gosthi. Dr. A. Pattanayak, Director of the Institute said that parthenium is a very noxious weed and is harmful for our agriculture as well as for human health. A talk on the management practices and possible uses of the parthenium grass, was given by Dr. R.P. Meena, Scientist. The gosthi was coordinated by Dr. Ramesh Singh Pal, Dr R P meena and Dr Shushil Kumar.