35th Foundation Day of DPR


 ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad celebrates 35th Foundation Day

The ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad celebrated its 35th Foundation Day on 1st March 2022. Prof. V. Ravinder Reddy, Vice Chancellor, PV Narasimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University (PVNRTVU), 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 traditional invocation of Saraswati Vandana, lighting of lamp and honouring dignitaries.

Prof. V. Ravinder Reddy, Vice Chancellor, PVNRTVU, Hyderabad during his address to the august gathering appreciated the contribution of ICAR-DPR in the growth and development of poultry production in the country particularly the backyard poultry production through its varieties development, dissemination of improved chicken varieties, germplasm supply, technology development and extension activities throughout the country by the institute. During this occasion, he released a booklet entitled “Cryo-preservation of PGCs: An efficient method for ex situ conservation of chicken breeds” authored by Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya, R.N. Chatterjee, M.S. Tantia, Minakshi Dange, S. Jayakumar and M. Shanmugam. He also distributed the prizes to 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 Veterinary University and elaborated the evolution of ICAR-DPR as well as its present status with well-furnished labs and a regional centre at Bhubaneswar. He also appraised the house about the additional mandate of the institute on capacity building as well as involvement of the Institute in disease diagnosis and vaccine development for poultry. He appreciated the recent identification of breed specific SNPs in the different chicken breeds of the country.

Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya, Principal Scientist and Chairman of the organizing committee welcomed the dignitaries. During his address he appraised the house about the research achievements of the institute of the various disciplines as well about the development of region specific chicken varieties, area specific mineral mixtures, Bio-fortified eggs, semen cryopreservation, etc. He also highlighted the role of the institute in the different flagship programs such as AICRP and PSP.   The programme was ended with the formal vote of thanks proposed by Dr. U. Rajkumar, Principal Scientist of the Institute. Around 81 participants were present in the programme.

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 35th Foundation Day