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ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal celebrated its 48th Foundation Day on 15th February, 2023. On this occasion, Dr. CR Mehta, Director of the institute welcomed the dignitaries and participants of the inaugural function and explained about the impact of agricultural engineering and its role in nation building. He presented details of the machinery and technologies developed by the Institute over the years, highlighting the remarkable achievements. The Chief Guest of the program Dr. SN Jha, DDG (Engineering), ICAR in his address underlined the role of ICAR-CIAE in agriculture and nation building. He also congratulated the institute for new innovations and emphasized on paying special attention to update and modernize the developed technologies at Institute in such a way to make it accessible to the stakeholders.

The new main gate and visitor room of the institute was also inaugurated by Dr. SN Jha, DDG (Engineering). Dr. Praveen Sharma, Managing Director, Global Florex delivered the keynote address under Professor A.C. Pandya Memorial lecture. The Directors of the Bhopal based ICAR Institutes (ICAR-IISS and ICARNIHSAD) and Director, Directorate of Agricultural Engineering, Madhya Pradesh also graced the occasion and applauded the importance and contribution of ICAR-CIAE in the field of Agricultural Engineering in their address. Three progressive farmers were honoured for their significant contribution to agriculture. The employees of the institute who have completed 25 years of service were honoured. The scientists and the students of the institute were honoured for their excellent scientific research papers. The winners of zonal sports competition were also honoured. Several nutritional products developed by the institute were also launched by the chief guest in the series of inaugurating the exhibition. About 100 farmers participated in the programme who also witnessed the innovations and contribution of the institute displayed in the exhibition. About 10 agricultural machinery manufacturers from Madhya Pradesh also participated in the exhibition and exhibited their developed machinery. Cricket and many other sports events were also organized to celebrate the occasion.

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