26th March 2014, Goalpara
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research inaugurated the administrative building of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Goalpara, Assam on 26th March, 2014.
Dr. Ayyappan briefed the farmers about the role of ICAR and KVK in holistic support to agriculture and allied sectors (animal husbandry, fisheries, home science, agricultural engineering) through its farmers first approach. He felicitated progressive farmers during the inaugural meeting and distributed coconut and arecanut saplings to the farmers. Dr. Ayyappan also interacted with the farmers.
Dr. S.N. Puri, Vice-Chancellor, Central Agricultural University; Dr. K.M.L. Pathak, Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences); Dr. S.V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH region and Dr. Apurba Chakravarty, Director of Research (Veterinary), Assam Agricultural University were also present on the occasion.
Dr. A.K. Gogoi, Zonal Project Director (Zone-III) elaborated the agricultural scenario of the Goalpara district and the role of KVK in promoting agriculture.
Earlier, Dr. D.K. Sarma, Director, National Research Centre on Pig, Guwahati welcomed the dignitaries and farmers and also briefed the gathering about the activities of KVK.
Dignitaries planted coconut saplings in the KVK campus and visited the exhibition organized on the sidelines of the meeting.
About 200 farmers, staff of KVK, scientists of NRC on Pig and other ICAR institutes, personnel from line agencies, print and electronic media attended the function.
Dr. U.K. Baruah, Programme Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: NRC on Pig, Guwahati)