BPR/CHD/THB/UKL, Jul 16 : As observed across the country, 94th Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was celebrated in various parts of the State today.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Bishnupur today celebrated 94th ICAR Foundation Day at its office premises in Bishnupur district.
It was attended by Th Chaoba Singh, ex-Union Minister & chairman KVK-Bishnupur; N Sarat Singh, pradhan Ultou Gram Panchayat and K Sanahal Singh, member Utlou Gram Panchayat as presidium members, said a release.
During the inaugural session, Dr Kh Brajamani Meetei, Sr Scientist/Head of KVK-Bishnupur delivered a speech on "Doubling Farmers Income (DFI)".
Later, 155 farmers of Bishnupur district also witnessed the on-line interactive session between Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and selected DFI farmers from different states.
Celebration of 94th ICAR Foundation Day cum interaction of Union Agriculture Minister with DFI farmers was conducted at ICAR-KVK Chandel Conference Hall today.
The programme was attended by Ng Vinson, chief Monsang Pantha village; Sh Roselyn, secretary Women Society, Monsangpantha village and Dr Ameeta Devi, Head i/c KVK Chandel as presidium members.
The programme was attended by 105 DFI farmers from Chandel District and staff of KVK Chandel.
KVK Thoubal also observed the 94th ICAR Foundation Day & interaction of the Union Agriculture Minister with DFI farmers at the Conference Hall of Rice Research Station Wangbal.
It was attended by Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, Ahanthem Subhash, IAS; Khangabok Part-1 Gram Panchayat pradhan, Ningthoujam (O) Mala Devi; Rice Research Station Wangbal rice breeder, N Kumar Singh and KVK Thoubal, Head Senior Scientist, Dr S Zeshmarani as presidium members.
Speaking on the occasion, A Subhash stressed on the importance of agriculture in the Indian economy and urged all to acknowledge the contributions of farmers.
Appreciating the staff of KVK and ICAR Thoubal for its effort towards the welfare of farmers, the DC assured the farmers to provide all possible assistance in the future.
KVK Thoubal, Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy), N Tomba also spoke at the event.
The programme was attended by 144 DFI farmers of Thoubal district.
KVK Ukhrul, ICAR, Manipur Centre also observed the 94th ICAR Foundation Day cum interaction of the Union Agriculture Minister with DFI farmers.
It was attended by Chuihaola, chairperson Kaziphung SHG Federation as chief guest along with P A Ramsem, SMS (Soil Sc), KVK Ukhrul; Dr N Ajitkumar Singh, Head in-charge KVK Ukhrul and 120 farmers of Ukhrul district.