Submitted by Newseditor on Thu, 2015-12-31 20:17 Bengaluru: Farmers should adopt the integrated farming techniques in order to achieve greater outcomes said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, at the “Press Club Icon of The Year” organised by the Press Club of Bengaluru in city on Thursday. He was speaking after felicitating Syed Ghani Khan, a farmer from Mandya district who won the “Press Club Best Agriculturist” Award 2015-16. He said many farmers in the state have committed suicide because of the meagre outcome. Thus integrated farming is the key to solve the problem effectively. “During the past few years, the amount of harvest has come down. It is high time that farmers developed a scientific approach to agriculture. I am very happy felicitating farmer Syed Ghani Khan. His farming methods could be model for others”, Siddaramaiah added. “The Press Club of Bengaluru is doing good job by recognising the farmers and encouraging them. We need to concentrate more on the upgradation of farmers on agricultural techniques as it is the occupation in our country”, he added. Dr C N Manjunath, Director, Jayadeva Heart Hospital, Bengaluru was felicitated as “Press Club Medical Icon of the Year”. Speaking on the occasion, Manjunath said health is not only physical but also social and mental. “We Indians are healthy genetically but because of the stress related to urban life youngsters are becoming more sensitive. Further smoking, alcohol consumption and unhealthy food habits are also leading to diabetes and hyper cholesterol among the people. So we need to have do some physical exercise and develop healthy food habits”, he added. Press Club also felicitated 14 veteran journalists with “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the year 2015-16. D V Rajashekhar, Vasanth Nadigar, S R Aradhya, B P Mallappa, Shashidhar Bhat, K M Shivaraju, R T Vittalamurthy, Mohammed Asad, Rudranna Harthikote, V Nagaraju, G M Kumar, Keshava Vittala, Nahida Athaualla and Nagalakshmibai won the awards. Dr H C Mahadevappa, Minister for Public Works, R Roshan Baig, and Minister for Information, MLC B A Sharavana and R Shridhar, President, Press Club of Bengaluru among more than 300 participants were present.