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National Science day & 34th Foundation Day of DPR

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ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad celebrates 34th Foundation Day 

The ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad celebrated its 34th Foundation Day and National Science Day on 1st March 2021. Dr. V. K. Saxena, Assistant Director General (Animal Production and Breeding), ICAR, New Delhi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The ADG(AP&B) appreciated the significant contributions made in the improvement of poultry production particularly the backyard poultry production through the dissemination of improved chicken varieties. He also emphasized to raise beyond comfort zones to achieve the targeted objectives of the poultry sector. During this occasion, he released a bulletin entitled “Multiplex PCR for simultaneous and differential detection of tumor viral diseases of chicken” authored by Dr. T.R. Kannaki and co-workers. He also distributed the prizes to winners of the games and sports competitions organized for the staff of the Institute.


Dr. R. N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR presided over the function and highlighted the contribution of ICAR-DPR through its germplasm, technologies and extension activities. He also narrated the significance of celebrating the National Science Day programme in the Country highlighting the research work conducted by Sir C.V. Raman which led to the discovery of the Raman Effect. Earlier, Dr. M.V.L.N. Raju, Principal Scientist presented the research activities of the Institute at the August gathering. Dr. U. Rajkumar, Principal Scientist, Chairman organizing committee welcomed the dignitaries. Poultry farmers from industry, Officials from Veterinary University and scientists from local ICAR Institutes and Regional Station, Bhubaneswar participated in this programme. At the end, Dr. L. Leslie Leo Prince, Principal Scientist proposed the vote of thanks.



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