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ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Odisha organised a Workshop-cum-training programme on Aquarium maintenance and care for the school teachers, extension officials and hobbyists of Nagaland under the NEH scheme at Dimapur Brooder Fish Farm, Nagaland. The event was organised to promote aquarium science education programmes amongst schools, extension officials and hobbyists on aquarium maintenance and care.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Vimezo Kire, Deputy Director, Department of Fisheries, Govt of Nagaland, urged the participants to learn the technologies of ICAR-CIFA including the aquarium science with its maintenance and care.

Dr. Pramoda Kumar Sahoo, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar urged promoting science education programmes in different schools of Nagaland through the supply of the technology for Aquarium maintenance & care.

Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Former Director, ICAR-CIFA, emphasised the huge scope and prospects of aquarium keeping in school education programmes.

Dr S Adhikari, Principal Scientist and Chairman, NEH programmes of ICAR-CIFA, highlighted the activities including aquarium keeping undertaken by ICAR-CIFA for the development of the North East Region.

Dr C.K Misra, Principal Scientist and Co-coordinator of NEH programs of ICAR-CIFA briefed the objectives of the event.

The technical session included a practical demonstration on aquarium fabrication and setting up of different key components in aquaria. Selected schools of Dimapur and Kohima districts of Nagaland distributed aquaria during the event.

More than 50 participants including Scientists, extension officials, hobbyists and teachers of Dimapur & Kohima districts of Nagaland, attended the programme.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar)

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