18th November, 2019, Dirang
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang organized the “6th Yak Mela” today at West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mela was organized in collaboration with the District Administration of Dirang Circle; 4th Battalion, ITBP Force, Dirang; 30th SSB, Dirang and Construction Committee 108 Mane, Mandala.
The Chief Guest, Shri Phurpa Tsering, MLA appreciated the ICAR-NRC on Yak’s efforts in promoting the Yak Husbandry and enriching the Yak farmers’ livelihood. He emphasized that this initiative has resulted in increase in Yak population in Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Tsering urged the Brokpas community for adopting the ICAR-NRC on Yak’s developed technologies.
The Guest of Honor, Prof. Saket Kushwaha, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar encouraged the farmers for continuing the Yak farming to improve their livelihood. He also assured for extending his help and co-operation towards the higher education of the students of the region.
Earlier, Dr. P. Chakravarty, Director, ICAR-NRC on Yak highlighted the Yak Mela’s objective that aims to promote the scientific Yak husbandry practices in the country.
The Senior Officials of ICAR and other Government Departments were also present during the occasion.
More than 300 farmers of different pockets of West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the Mela.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang)