CIFRI celebrated 71st foundation day on 17th March, 2017, by conducting the Open House interaction cum farmers meet programme at its Headquarters in Barrackpore. It was an amalgamation of knowledge and veracity as a large number of farmers, students, scientists and a team of distinguished personalities attended the ceremony.
Dr. B. K Das, Director, CIFRI welcomed the dignitaries and gave a brief account of the institute technologies, activities, outreach programmes and researchable issues for the upcoming years. He informed that CIFRI developed several technologies for the sustainable management of the open water bodies.
National Seminar on "Priorities in Fisheries and Aquaculture" was inaugurated on 12 th March, 2017 in the auditorium of College of Fisheries, Rangeilunda, Odisha with the lighting of lamp by Chief Guest Shri. Bishnupad Sethi, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Government of Odisha in presence of Guest of Honours. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr. J. K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries Science) ICAR, New Delhi.
Dr. (Mrs) S. Mishra, Director, College of Fisheries, Rangeilunda welcomed the dignitaries. Dr. Basanta Kumar Das, Director ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore and Convenor of the National seminar welcomed all participants and gave a brief account of the purpose and objectives of the seminar.