ICAR-CIBA headquarters and its regional research centres at Kakdwip (West Bengal) and Navsari (Gujarat) celebrated the country’s 75th republic day on 26th January, 2024 with fervor and patriotism. Dr. Kuldeep K Lal, Director, ICAR-CIBA unfurled the National Flag and conveyed his greetings to all the colleagues. In his speech he highlighted the institute’s significant Research and Development programmes during the last year like the progress made in Indian White Shrimp (Penaeus indicus) breeding and farming with cleaned broodstock, development of SOPs for screening of P. indicus broodstock, breeding and larval rearing. Development of shrimp larval feed and EHP-Cura-I are the CIBA’s important contributions to the sector, he underlined. Shrimp Farmer Conclaves and initiatives for the popularization of shrimp crop insurance were the noteworthy activities in the development front he emphasized. As the shrimp farming sector is vibrant and progressive, the institute need to be vigilant and prepared to address the expectations of the sector in a time bound manner he added. The director handed over the appreciation certificates to all the scientists and technical officers who have participated in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra programme conducted by the Govt. of India during 15th November, 2023 to 25th January, 2024 during the occasion.
Dr. S. Kannappan, Principal Scientist & Officer-in-Charge of Muttukadu Experimental Station, Dr. Debasis De, Head of Research Centre, Kakdwip and Shri Pankaj A Patil, Nodal Officer, Navsari Gujarat Research Centre of CIBA, hoisted the National Flag at the centres and celebrated the Republic Day.
Republic Day Celebrations at KRC of CIBA
Republic Day Celebrations at MES of CIBA
Republic Day Celebrations at KES of CIBA