12th December, 2017, Lucknow
ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow celebrated its 34th Foundation Day here today. The foundation day was observed as Farm Innovators Day-cum-Workshop to share the success experiences related to aquaculture for doubling the income of the fish farmers.
Dr. A.S. Ninawe, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi, in his inaugural address highlighted the contribution of ICAR-NBFGR in community welfare through socio-economic programmes and congratulated the institute for maintaining fish cell line repository. He also underlined the importance of DBT in providing financial assistance to various research projects, which is at present focusing on fish antimicrobial peptides and antimicrobial resistance.
Dr. S.D. Singh, Former ADG (Inland Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi, Guest of honour applauded the institute's initiative taken towards fish disease surveillance in networking mode across the countryand developing the institute as centre of excellence in the field of fish genomic resource documentation and conservation.
Dr. K.K. Lal, Director, ICAR-NBFGR appraised the role of the NBFGR in documenting and protecting the fish genomic resources of the country.
The programme was attended by over 45 invited progressive aqua farmers, entrepreneurs, students of 11 schools and aqua-trainees of tribal community from Madhya Pradesh.
(Source: ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources)