Director General, ICAR along with senior officers from ICAR HQs and officers of the NEH Region visited NRC on Yak on 26/03/2011. He went round the various laboratories, interacted with the staff and addressed them. During the interactive session he said that ICAR is very much appreciative about the staff working in this very difficult terrain. He said that he is greatly touched by the commitment of the staff working under extreme difficult conditions. He emphasized that the institute should develop linkages with Universities within India and outside India, particularly China who have a major population of this species. He also suggested that the institute should have interface meeting with the state departments and SAUs and also stake holders meeting involving yak rearers.
Dr. K.M.L. Pathak, DDG(AS) welcomed the dignitaries and complemented the meeting and said that he is the first DG, ICAR to visit the Centre. Dr. K.K. Baruah, Director, NRC-Yak briefed about the activities of the institute. Dr. S.N. Puri, Vice-Chancellor, C.A.U, Imphal, Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (NRM), Dr. K.D. Kokate, DDG (Agril. Extn.), Dr. S.V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Dr. C.S. Prasad, ADG (ANP) also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the good work being carried out at the institute. The officers of the other ICAR institutes, KVK and state departments and scientists gave their critical inputs.
(Source: NARC on Yak, Email: yakdirectorgmail [dot] com)