ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore celebrated ‘Agricultural Education Day’ during 3-5th December, 2017
in a grand way to highlight the importance of agricultural education in nation building. Dr. H. S.
Sen, Former Director of ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackore, an eminent educationalist chaired the
programme as Chief Guest.
Two years back, Government of India decided to celebrate National Agricultural
Education Day towards strengthening Agricultural Education, Research and Extension for a long
term and sustainable development in agriculture. To maximize the use of advanced technologies,
adequate strengthening of agricultural education is essential. On 3rd December, Agricultural
Education Day is celebrated in all over the country in the memory of our first agriculture
minister Dr Rajendra Prasad. About fifty students of B.Sc. Industrial Fish and Fisheries from
APC College, New Barrackpore participated in the programme of Agricultural Education Day.
Lectures followed by laboratory, field visits and demonstrations were organized for them. On 4th
December, 2017 thirty students from the College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri visited the institute. Dr. B.K Das,
Director, CIFRI in his address emphasized on the need of agricultural education in present
scenario of India. He interacted with the students and motivated them to contribute in Nation
Agricultural Education Day was coordinated by Dr. A.K Das, Principal Scientist and I/C
E & T Cell and Dr. Aparna Roy, Scientist Extension and Training Cell ,CIFRI.