ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute celebrated 77th Independence Day at its main campus with fervor and gaiety. The flag hoisting ceremony was attended by approximately 150 Institute staff and family members. The 77th Independence Day celebrations started with the hoisting of the National Flag by Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI followed by singing of the National Anthem. In his address, Director appreciated the efforts of all the staff members and lauded good work rendered during this year. He highlighted the contributions made by the institute viz. ICAR certified technologies during foundation day i.e Dweep tickure, Nursery protocol for endemic wild banana, Concept of Mini incubator for rural poultry production and Dweep Gau Maa Rakshak for Humpsore treatment. Institute also filed 3 patents namely Blood collection method from pig, extraction of calcium alginate from sea weed and Design patent for parasite egg separation. Institute started new initiatives viz. Mother block of coconut varieties, Garcinia spp, Pandanus gene bank and Integrated farming system model established at regional station Minicoy. Institute also registered germplasm of Noni genotype CIARI Samridhi (TRA-1)
During this year, Krishi Vigyan Kendra organized Kisan Mela and tableau depicting CIARI technologies and travelled from Port Blair to Diglipur. Women athletes bring laurels to our Institute during zonal sports meet of ICAR.
He further urged the scientists and all the staff to work hard towards the best outcome and betterment of the farmer’s community.
Regional Station, Minicoy of ICAR-CIARI Port Blair also celebrated 77th Independence Day by hoisting the National flag in its campus .The staff along their families attended the program. Govt. of India Har Gar Tiranga campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was celebrated from 13/08/2023 to 15/08/2023.