Regional Station Minicoy of ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair conducted “45th Institute Foundation Day at Minicoy, Lakshadweep” on 23rd June 2022 with participation of staff, farmers , media personnel ,representative of department and villages at its Regional campus .
Speaking on the inaugural occasion, the Chief guest Dr. Shrikant R. Tapdiya, the Deputy Collector Minicoy and guest of honour Mr. Hussain Manikfan, Chairperson, Village Dweep Panchayat, Minicoy,expressed their happiness for the two progressive farmers of Minicoy, Smt. Ayeshomma Beegum and Smt. Aneesa Hinavage for Special recognition award by ICAR-CIARI, who were felicitated during the occasion.
The team of ICAR-CIARI, Regional Station, Minicoy conducted poster making and essay writing competition for the senior school students, a total of 28 students participated,the winners were felicitated during the occasion. The presence of officials from Department of Agriculture Shri. KunhiKoya, Department of Animal Husbandry Shri. Mohammed and Shri. Ibrahim Manikfan, In-charge Financial Literacy, Minicoy adored the ceremony.
The scientific team comprising of Dr. Gladston Y. Scientist in-charge ICAR-CIARI, RS, Minicoy and Dr. Ajina S. M. Scientist interacted with the farmers and impressed the views for improving research activities and adopting ICAR-CIARI technologies at farmer’s level for the islanders. A total of 28 farmers, 15 staff and 5 officials participated the program.
Dr. Gladston Y.Convener,Dr. Ajina S. M., Shri Shareefuddeen Hassan, Senior Technical Assistant, Shri. Arif. M.I Senior Technician, Co-Conveners and the Nodal Officer, Lakshadweep Dr. S.K Zamir Ahmed coordinated the overall conduct of programme under the Chairmanship of Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.