16th July, 2014, Pune
The 86th Foundation Day of ICAR was celebrated by the Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research at Rajgurunagar, Pune on 16th July 2014. Mr. Suryakant Palande, RAC & IMC Member, DOGR and Ex-MLA, Tal. Shirur, Pune was the Chief Guest. Mr. P.W. Khandebharad, RAC & IMC Member, DOGR and Mr. M.M. Shitole, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar, Pune were the guests of honour. The function was attended by about 100 participants including farmers, state agriculture officials and students. A presentation on brief history of Agriculture in India and achievements of ICAR was made by Dr. Jai Gopal, Director, DOGR, Pune. Interaction was held with the farmers and state officials regarding management of prevalent drought situation due to delayed monsoon. Advisory on strategies to be followed for minimizing the losses in kharif onion was issued. Chief guests and other dignitaries gave their remarks and appreciated the progress made under the leadership of ICAR in all fields of agriculture including research, teaching and extension. Students and farmers were also taken around the farm and exhibition hall to explain the various R&D activities of DOGR.
(Source: DOGR, Pune)