44th Foundation Day Celebrated at ICAR-NAARM

The 44th Foundation Day of ICAR-NAARM was celebrated on 1 September 2019. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India was the Chief Guest. He delivered the foundation day lecture and felicitated 8 innovative farmers from different states and retired faculty of the Academy.

Dr. Yadlapalli Venkateswara Rao, Padma Shri Awardee-2019, and Editor, Rythunestham (popular Agricultural Telugu Monthly Magazine) was the Guest of Honor.

On this occasion DG, ICAR, released a publication titled “Inspire, Innovate and Change: Field Innovations of Farmer FIRST Project” and “Online Grievance Redressal System”.

Chief Guest Dr. T. Mohapatra presented awards to the winners of NAARM Awards for their outstanding contribution in the categories of Casual Labour in Temporary Status, Skilled Support Service, Administration including finance, Technical and Scientific.

Many dignitaries like the Former Directors of NAARM, serving and former Vice Chancellors of Agricultural Universities, Directors of ICAR institutes in Hyderabad and those from ICAR-CTRI and ICAR-IIOPR, Heads and representatives of other important institutions in Hyderabad graced the celebrations.

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM delivered the welcome address and briefed the gathering about the achievements of the Academy. S. K. Soam, Joint Director, NAARM introduced of the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor. Dr. Bharat S. Sontakki, Head, XSM Division proposed vote of thanks.

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and Director General ICAR delivering Foundation Day Lecture on the occasion of 44th Foundation Day of ICAR-NAARM

Felicitated Innovative Farmers with the Chief Guest and other dignitaries

Glimpse of the audience view during Foundation Day Celebrations

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