17th March 2013, Barrackpore
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore celebrated its 67th Foundation Day on 17th March, 2013.
Prof. Vinod Tare, IIT, Kanpur and Leader, Consortium of Seven IITs graced this occasion as Chief Guest. In his Foundation day lecture, Prof. Tare expressed concern over the status of the water bodies and cautioned that the water bodies in India are shrinking and polluted. He emphasized upon the need of applying modern science and new technologies with traditional wisdom. Prof. Tare also informed the gathering that recently Ganga River Basin Environment Management Plan (GRBEMP) has been prepared partnering seven IITs, CIFRI and several other institutes.
Dr. K.K. Satapathy, Director of National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata and Dr. B.S. Mohapatra, Director of Central Research Institute on Jute and Allied Fibre, Barrackpore were the guests of honour. In his address, Dr. Satapathy stressed upon the importance of fish for livelihood and nutritional security particularly to the weaker section of the society. He also congratulated the CIFRI scientists for releasing several technologies on water conservation.
Earlier, Prof. A.P. Sharma, Director, CIFRI welcomed the dignitaries and gave a brief account of the institute technologies, activities, outreach programmes and researchable issues for the upcoming years. He informed that CIFRI developed several technologies for the sustainable management of the open water bodies.
The meritorious awards of the CIFRI staff were also felicitated on this occasion. A small cultural programme by the CIFRI staff was organized.
Dr. Arun Pandit, Sr. Scientist proposed vote of thanks.