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ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad celebrated its 37th Foundation Day

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ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad celebrated its 37th Foundation Day

ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad celebrated its 37th Institute Foundation Day on 1st March 2024. Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, Director General, MANAGE, Hyderabad, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Dr. R. N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR, presided over the function. The foundation day programme of ICAR-DPR started with an ICAR song and the lighting of a lamp.  Dr. P. Chandra Shekara, DG, MANAGE during his address, appreciated the contribution of ICAR-DPR in the growth and development of poultry production in the country, particularly backyard poultry production. The role of this directorate in rural chicken variety development, dissemination of improved chicken varieties, technology development, and extension activities across the country, was appreciated. He emphasised the need to give more training to the farmers and translate the research to the field level for improving rural livelihoods and nutritional security.

On this occasion, a booklet entitled “ICAR-DPR Backyard Chicken Germplasm: Contribution and Impact authored by Drs. Vijaykumar, U. Rajkumar, SV Rama Rao and RN Chatterjee” was released. The chief guest distributed the prizes to the winners of the sports competitions organized for the staff of the institute. 

Dr. R. N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR presided over the function and highlighted the role and contribution of ICAR-DPR in the poultry sector of the country through its various activities. He also appraised the house about the long association of ICAR-DPR with the MANAGE, Hyderabad and elaborated on the evolution of ICAR-DPR as well as its present status with well-furnished labs and a regional centre at Bhubaneswar. He also informed the house about the various national and international training programmes organised by ICAR-DPR and sponsored by MANAGE and briefed about the salient achievements of the institute, including flagship research programmes.

Earlier, Dr. S.S. Paul, Head, Division of Poultry Nutrition, Health, and Physiology, welcomed the dignitaries. The programme ended with the formal vote of thanks proposed by Dr. A. Kannan, Principal Scientist and Chairman of the organising committee. Around 75 participants were present in the programme.

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