September 3, 2009
Dr. A.P.J. Adbul Kalam, Former President of India visited Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair on 3rd September, 2009. He was given a presentation on activities of institute by Dr. R.C. Srivastava, Director, CARI. Later he addressed the scientists of the institute alongwith scientific fraternity of Port Blair. While commending the work done by the Institute, he exhorted the scientists to develop a plan for Island PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) and gave a blue print of the same.
He released two books of the institute ‘Reef Biodiversity of North Bay, Andaman’ and ‘Morinda citrifolia L. The Divine Noni’. He also planted a sapling in the institute campus
(Source : CARI, Port Blair)