24th November, 2020, Bengaluru
The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru organized a Webinar to celebrate its Silver Jubilee Foundation Day today.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General, ICAR applauded the Institute for its achievements in terms of the technology, product and patents. The Director General also emphasized on accelerating the translation of research findings into viable technologies and setting-up the “Global benchmark in research”. Dr. Mohapatra urged for making the Centre for Laboratory Animal Research (CLAR) Facility at the Institute as an Accredited Centre for Bioavailability Studies in the country.
Complimenting the Institute for its excellent work, Dr. B.N. Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR advised to further the work on feed resources and tackling the challenges of livestock reproduction under field conditions.
In his Foundation Day Lecture on “Integrating Livestock with Crops and Trees for Climate-Smart Agriculture in India”, Prof. Rattan Lal, Recipient of World Food Prize - 2020 highlighted the significance of integrated approach for sustaining animal agriculture in India. He also stressed on the country’s richest animal genetic resources that provide the opportunity for future production sustenance. Prof. Lal accentuated the importance of reducing non-productive animals in the country and emphasized on making the research efforts to be oriented in meeting the requirement with a smaller number of productive animals.
Earlier, Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru felicitated the Institute’s Employees with the Institutional Awards for their contributions for Institute’s smooth functioning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown period.
The senior officials of ICAR Institutes and State Agricultural Universities also virtually participated in the Webinar.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru)