ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru celebrates Foundation Day

29th December 2022, Bengaluru

The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru celebrated its 27th Foundation Day here today.

Dr. Jagmohan Sharma, IFS, Director General, Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Govt. of Karnataka, Chief Guest, said that agricultural and animal science research were as important as space science, which can play a big role in increasing the income of the farmers and contribute to the economic development of the nation.  He applauded the scientific community in these areas, whose efforts have contributed to making the nation one of abundance in food production where the country is in a position to export our products to even developed countries. Cautioning the scientists about the environmental impact the production and productivity cause, he said that our aim should be towards maintaining the ecological balance while continuing to increase productivity.  He exhorted the importance of conserving national resources and giving importance to native breeds of animals, which are resilient to climate change and making them as productive as hybrid breeds.

ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru celebrates Foundation Day

Dr. S.S.Honnappagol, former Vice-Chancellor, KVAFSU, Bidar and former Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Govt. of India and the Guest of Honour, speaking on the occasion, recalled his long association with the NIANP and expressed his happiness over the progress the Institute has made since its establishment and hoped that the Institute will sustain its path of progress and development in the cause of farmers, livestock owners, feed industry and would carry out appropriate research activities in the backdrop of climate change issues. He emphasized that the Institute should involve in training the farmers and translate our research to the field level.        

Earlier, Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP, briefed about the progress, scientific achievements and activities of the Institute and attributed its success to the collective efforts of scientists and other categories of staff.

On this occasion, some of the entrepreneurs with whom MoUs had been signed for the commercialization of technologies, which the NIANP had developed, were felicitated.

Besides the staff members, former Director and many retired staff of NIANP, the event was attended by the Directors of ICAR Institutes and Heads of Regional Stations located in Bengaluru.

(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru)