22nd August 2013, Shimla
Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla celebrated its 64th Foundation Day on 22nd August, 2013. Eminent agriculture scientist Dr. P.L. Gautam presided over the function. In his Foundation Day lecture, Dr. Gautam praised CPRI for bringing potato revolution in the country through development of nearly 49 potato varieties and production technologies. Thakur Sukhvinder Singh, President, Himachal Pradesh State Congress Committee was the Chief Guest of the foundation day celebration. Dr. Manjit Singh, Director, Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghat, Solan and Dr. J.S. Grewal, Former Director of CPRI were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, Dr. B.P. Singh, Director, CPRI welcomed all the dignitaries and briefed the gathering about the achievements of CPRI in last 64 years.
Two publications and a CPRI Technology Kit were released on this occasion related to potato cultivation in plateau area and management of potato disease and pests. Retired officials of CPRI were also felicitated on the occasion.
(Source: CPRI, Shimla)