The 43rd foundation day of ICAR-CCARI Goa was celebrated on April 2 in the institute auditorium with Madhav Kelkar, director of agriculture, Goa as the chief guest. The guest of honour was Dr Santosh Desai, director, animal husbandry. Dr EB Chakurkar, director, ICAR-CCARI, welcomed the guests and briefed the gathering about the research achievements of the institute. On the occasion progressive and award winning farmers were felicitated and also the good workers amongst the staff were felicitated.
Speaking on the occasion, Kelkar appreciated the consistent research and valuable contributions of ICAR-CCARI Goa and also highlighted the added responsibilities for research on vulnerability of the coastal regions to climate change. Further, he urged the institute to use the state for its pilot studies. Dr Desai applauded the research carried out by the institute not only in the field of agriculture but also in the field of animal husbandry and fisheries.
Dr Mathala J Gupta, scientist agricultural engineering compered the programme and Dr M Thangam, principal scientist horticulture proposed the vote of thanks.