29th April, 2019, Cochin
The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin celebrated its 62nd Foundation Day at its campus in Willingdon Island, Kochi today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. B. Meenakumari, Former Chairperson of National Biodiversity Board, Chennai and Former DDG (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi and also the Former Director, ICAR-CIFT applauded the Institution’s accomplishments during its sixty-two years. She stated that the Institute has successfully catered the requirement of harvest and post-harvest sectors in the fisheries immensely, that has been affirmed by the growth in the fishery exports and trade.
Earlier, Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT highlighted the Institute’s prominent contributions during the last Year (2018-19) that includes the releasing of path breaking rapid test kit aptly named as “CIFTest Kit” to detect the fish contamination by spurious chemicals like formaldehyde and ammonia in the fish market. He stated that the CIFT has been recognition by the FSSAI as a National Reference Laboratory for the fish and fish products.
The Institute honored its various retired staff members.
The occasion also marked the vivid colorful cultural performances by the wards of the staff members.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)