24th September, 2021, Bhimtal
The ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand celebrated its 34th Foundation Day today.
In his address, the Chief Guest, Shri Dinesh D. Kulkarni, National Organising Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh appreciated the work done by the Directorate’s Scientists in the Himalayan States for the overall growth of Coldwater Fisheries and Aquaculture. The Chief Guest outlined the role of fisheries in uplifting the fish farmers’ socio-economic status and providing nutrition and food security to the country was also emphasized in the Chief Guest’s address.
The Guest of Honor, Shri Bhuwan Vikram Dabral, Member, National Executive Committee, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh underlined the importance of linkages between the Scientific Institutes and Stakeholders for better dissemination of the technologies among the end-users.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director, ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal outlined the achievements of the Directorate.
The farmers also shared their experiences about the fish farming in the Farmers’-Scientists’-Interaction Session organized during the occasion.
A total of 220 participants including 85 Fish Farmers, Senior Officials, Scientists, Students, Entrepreneurs and Stakeholders participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand)