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ASRB Foundation Day – 2017

ASRB Foundation Day was celebrated at ICAR-NAARM

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) of Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) based at Delhi which is 44 years old was celebrated on November 1st, 2017 in the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. The chairman of the Board Dr. AK Srivastava welcomed the dignitaries such as Dr.R.S.Paroda former Secretary, Depart of Agriculture Research and Education, Government of India & DG ICAR, former chairmen and members of ASRB, former member of UPSC, Vice Chancellors of agriculture universities from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra, Directors of ICAR institutes of AP and Telangana, scientists from various Institutes who graced the foundation day celebrations. Dr.Srivastava also made an emphatic presentation on the historical achievements of ASRB in selecting scientific staff for the ICAR institutes. Later Dr.Gurbachan Singh and Dr.M.Mahadevappa former chairmen of ASRB and Dr.K.V.Raman former member ASRB spoke on the contributions of ASRB besides making suggestions for reforming the ASRB to adapt to the changing demands of Indian agriculture. The foundation day lecture was delivered by Dr.R.S.Paroda, who is also the chairman of the Committee on revamping ASRB. Dr.CH.Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM proposed vote of thanks. The foundation day celebration was attended by around 200 scientists from various ICAR institutes of the region. The ASRB review committee will hold formal consultations with the stakeholders such as agriculture University Vice chancellors, Directors and scientists of ICAR institutes from the region, former members of ASRB, other eminent scientists, retired ICAR scientists, agriculture company representatives among others during the next two days.

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