22nd February 2015, Patna
ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna celebrated its 15th Foundation Day here today. Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture was the Chief Guest of the event. He stressed upon the implementation of lab to land programme in large scale for taking technologies to the villages. He urged the scientists to visit at least one village in every month and interact with the farmers. For this, the Government. is in the process of finalizing a central scheme named ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’. Agriculture Minister also released four publications of the Institute.
Dr H.S.Gupta, Director General, Borlaug Institute for South Asia was the Special Guest on the occasion. In his address, Dr Gupta stressed on the research on input use efficiency in agriculture for making it more profitable. He also delivered the Foundation Day Lecture on ‘Making a Vibrant Research Organization’.
Best workers of the Institute and best Agricultural Hindi Reporter were felicitated.
Dr B.P. Bhatt, Director welcomed the Guests and other dignitaries and presented a brief report on the activities and achievements made by the institute during last one year.
Earlier, Dr Abhay Kumar, Principal Scientist, Division of Socio-economics and Extension proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna)