2nd June 2017, Medziphema, Nagaland
ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland celebrated 29th Foundation Day today.
Shri Yitachu Fithu, Minister for School Education & SCERT, Govt of Nagaland, Chief Guest, in his foundation day lecture, appreciated the efforts taken by the Institute in popularizing the scientific rearing of mithun and stated that that presence of the Institute has benefitted the farming community of the region. He further stressed the importance of caring the local bio-resources, including mithun, for the posterity.
The, Dr. Chandan Rajkhowa, Guest of honor, former Director, ICAR-NRCM, while sharing his experiences reasserted that the mithun has a tremendous potential to transform the lives of tribal population in the NEH region.
Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR-NRCM apprised about the achievements of the institute.
Dignitaries witnessed the semi-intensive rearing of mithun in the farmer's field in Molvom village, Medziphema, an initiative of NRCM launched last year.
Farmers and students from the local schools participated in the program.
A total of 600 orchard saplings were distributed to the farmers from Molvom, Medziphema and Hekeshe villages of Dimapur district. A total five mithun heifers were also distributed to the villagers of Midziphema for rearing under the semi-intensive system.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland)