25th November 2019, Bengaluru
ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru celebrated its 24th Foundation day here today.
The Chief Guest, Shri Dilip Rath, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board, Anand stressed on the importance of addressing the fodder deficit especially with the increasing population of livestock indicated in the latest livestock census. He also urged the need for NDDB to collaborate with ICAR-NIANP and other relevant institutes to meet this huge future fodder demand for dairy animals. He also released the publication entitled ‘Protocols for the animal experiments under institutional animal ethics committee’
The Guest of Honor, Prof. Vishnu Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner highlighted the significance of setting up a National Advisory Services on animal nutrition at ICAR-NIANP to disseminate information pertaining to feed and fodder resources. He also stressed on the importance of collaboration between ICAR-NIANP and other institutes and State Agricultural Universities in the field of Animal Nutrition. Prof Sharma released bilingual pamphlets (English and Hindi) entitled ‘Farmers friendly enteric methane amelioration approaches’ in
Earlier, Dr Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, NIANP, in his welcome address briefed about the recent achievements of the Institute. He emphasised on some of the niche areas where the Institute has made significant progress such as stem cell research, separate semen extender for buffaloes, identification of sub-fertile bulls, biomarker for climate resilience, embryo sexing as an alternate for semen sexing, nano minerals etc.
All the retired employees and best workers in scientific, technical and supportive categories during the year 2018-19 were felicitated during the function. The firm which adopted the ICAR-NIANP technologies were also felicitated during the function.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru)