CIFRI celebrated ICAR Foundation Day at it's Head Quarters, Barrackpore. The programme was inaugurated with ICAR invocation song. Dr. V. R. Suresh (Acting), Director, CIFRI welcomed Dr. Utpal Bhaumik and Dr. B. C. Jha, former Heads of the Divisions, who graced the occasion and the staff of CIFRI. Ms. Anjana Ekka, Scientist, CIFRI briefed about the history of ICAR.Dr. U. K. Sarkar, HOD, RWF Division, Mr. N.K. Jha, AO and the other staff members of CIFRI representing the Scientists, Technical Personnel, students and Administration shared their experiences on working in CIFRI, which is a member of the large ICAR Family. Dr. B. C. Jha, Former , Head, RWF Division, CIFRI appealed to the CIFRI staff to work hard make a visible impact on the national nutritional security.
Dr. Utpal Bhaumik, Former HOD, REF Division in his address added that CIFRI should be focused to enhance production as well as productivity of the inland open water resources to ensure livelihoods of the poor fishermen. Prizes were distributed to the winners of different competition held during the programme. The programme ended with vote of thanks proposed by Sri S. K. Sahu, Scientist, CIFRI.