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ICAR FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATED AT ICAR- CPCRI, KASARAGOD

 

The ninety first Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has been celebrated  on 16thJuly 2019  at  ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod. Dr.  K .M. Sreekumar Professor, Agricultural Entomology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University,  Padannakkad was the chief guest.  In his address, he narrated the history of developments in Indian agriculture  and about the contribution of ICAR  for achieving self-sufficiency in food production. Dr. K.M. Sreekumar remembering the historical famine in India and those days of existence waiting for the ship bringing ration to feed hungry mouth, being dependent on foreign food. We were humiliated on those days by the western countries.ICAR supported the Indian farmers with technologies for improving agriculture and helping the country to become second in the world in agricultural production. Today we are heading towards the topmost populated country due to the green revolution, but with only 2% cropping area in the world. Compared to China, US and Europe, our country uses a very low amount of pesticides but portrayed as pesticide polluted crop produces in the global market. We have to overcome many challenges and there is a lot of scope for agriculture.

Dr. K. B. Hebbar, Director In-charge, has presided over the function. In his speech, he stressed the importance of agriculture and recalled the contribution of Dr M S Swaminathan and Dr Kurian in Green and White Revolution respectively.

Various competitions such as quiz competition for farmers, quiz and painting competition for students,  extempore speech competition for the staff of CPCRI were conducted. Dr. Sreekumar distributed prizes to the winners of the various competitions.

In the quiz competition, the first prize was bagged by the farmers under Mogral Puthur Krishi Bhavan. Members of the team include Mrs. Khadeeja Mohammed, Mr. Mohammed Rafeeque C A, Mr. K P Narayanan Nair and Mr. Abdulla Kunhi B I. The second prize was bagged by the farmers under Kasaragod Krishi Bhavan. Members of the team include Mr. Abdul Hakeem T., Mr. M A Abdul Khader and Mr. Rama Naik A. Third prize was bagged by the farmers under Chengala Krishi Bhavan. Members of the team include Mr. K Gopalan and Mr. Narayanan Pady.

In the quiz competition for students, the first prize was bagged by students from Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Ms. Anashwara Vishal and Ms. Anagha A. Girish. Second prize was bagged by students from Kendriya Vidhyalaya No.1, CPCRI, Kasaragod, Ms. C. Keerthana and Mr. Aswin S.

The third prize was bagged by students from TIHSS, Naimarmoola, Ms. Swathi Shivaji and Ms. Bhavya K.

In the Drawing Competition, first prize was awarded to Ms. Sakeena Hiba Shahzeen M.A. from TIHSS, second prize was awarded to Mr. Sahil Fardeen M from Chinmaya Vidyalaya and third prize was awarded to Ms. Ahna A. from KV. No 1, CPCRI.

In Extempore Speech Competition for the staff of ICAR-CPCRI, first prize was bagged by Dr. Neenu S, Scientist, second prize by Mr. Karunakaran S., Clerk and third prize by Mr. A. Neil Vincer, AAO, CPCRI.

Dr. C. Thamban, Principal  Scientist, ICAR-CPCRI, welcomed  the  gathering and                          Dr. Daliyamol,Scientist proposed the vote of thanks.

 



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