29th April, 2013, Cochin
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin celebrated its 56th Foundation Day on 29 April, 2013. The day was also celebrated as Agricultural Education Day. The Institute organized an “Open House” in the forenoon during which it remained open for the public to get acquainted with the activities and achievements of the premier Institute. The expert scientists and technicians of the organization facilitated the visit of large number students from the Kendriya Vidyalayas in an around Cochin.
Shri Hibi Eden, MLA, Ernakulam Constituency was the Chief Guest of the Foundation Day Celebrations. Speaking on the occasion Shri Hibi Eden emphasized on the need for a separate Ministry of Fisheries at the Central level. He also reiterated that the interests of the people in the fisheries sector should be taken care when we think of development in a city like Cochin. The technologies developed by CIFT have a great role in bringing out a sea change in the prosperity of fishermen as well as fish based industrialists.
Dr. Krishna Rao, retired Principal Scientist, Shri NS Prabhu and Smt Annamma Vargheese, retired Asst. Administrative Officers of CIFT were honoured during the function. Cash Awards to meritorious wards of CIFT employees were also be distributed. Dr. P.T. Lakshmanan, Head, Biochemistry & Nutrition Division & Director (I/c), CIFT presided over the function and Dr. Leela Edwin, Head, Fishing Technology welcomed the gathering. Shri R. Anil Kumar, Senior Administrative Officer incharge proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: CIFT, Cochin)