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 Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, celebrated “86th  ICAR Foundation Day” on 16th July, 2014, as per the guidelines of ICAR in a befitting manner. A mega exhibition of all IIHR Technologies of various Divisions, BPD & ATIC products were effectively displayed. Dr.T.Manjunatha Rao, Director (A) presided over the function and addressed the gathering by highlighting the ICAR technologies, guidelines and vision of IIHR for the scientific and farming community.


A foundation day guest lecture was arranged by inviting Dr.S.V.Hithalamani, the former Additional Director of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore. In his lecture he narrated the overall progress of horticulture and research and contribution of IIHR. He lauded the services of horticulture stalwarts who rendered in the modernizing process of horticulture in Karnataka state. He also highlighted that the growth of horticulture in Karnataka gave impetus to the overall development in the country.  He emphasized that, ICAR rendered yeoman service to the farming community by giving maximum facilities throughout the century.  He also mentioned about extensive extension efforts of IIHR in transferring good horticultural technologies.


IIHR felicitated Dr.Hithalamani on this occasion. About 120 high school and pre-university college students, teachers, 90 selected farmers from Tumkur, Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Bangalore Rural Districts, about 280 staff members of IIHR were also present. Three innovative farmers viz., (1) Smt. Saroja, ‘Arka Rakshak’ Tomato Demonstration Farmer, (2) Shri K.Sreenivasa Gowda, Mango Grower from Chintamani and (3) Shri Siddharthan, Floriculturist, from Tamil Nadu who achieved progress in their ventures were felicitated.


Felicitation to Shri K.Sreenivasa Gowda, Mango Innovative Grower from Chintamani


                Felicitation to Smt.Saroja,  Tomato Grower from Tumkur




                Felicitation to Shri Siddharthan, Innovative  Floriculturist from  Tamil Nadu


Also an “Exchange of MoU” with entrepreneurs through BPD and ITM & CPC Unit of IIHR was held. Accordingly, Smt. Saritha and Shri Rohith Bhan for “Tomato Crush” technology, Shri Rajagopal Venkat for “Banana Wine Technology”, Dr. Sukhada Mohandas for “Mass Multiplication of Ney Poovan (Elakki) Banana Technology” were handed over the licenses for the respective technologies.


 As per the directions of ICAR, felicitation to NICRA farmers by giving “Smart Farmer Certificate” was also conducted.  Fifty farmers of NICRA project village were given certificates. A special event “Farmer’s View” was also the part of the celebrations.   Accordingly, Shri K.Srinivasa Gowda, a progressive farmer from Chikkaballapura district and also the President of the District Mango Growers Association and Shri M.Babu, a progressive farmer who has grown successfully “Arka Rakshak” tomato hybrid, shared their views.


This programme was started with ICAR song and ended with National Anthem.  


A committee consisting of Dr.T.Manjunatha Rao, Director (A) as Chairman, Dr.M.R.Hegde, Dr.A.N.Ganeshamurthy, Dr.M.Krishna Reddy, Dr.K.Gopalakrishna Pillai, Dr.Anil Kumar Nair & Dr.R.H.Laxman as Members, and Dr.B.Narayanaswamy as Convener was constituted for organizing the “86th ICAR Foundation Day-2014” celebrations.


Updated on 17.07.2014

"86th ICAR Foundation Day” organized at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (CHES), Bhubaneswar

"86th ICAR Foundation Day” organized at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (CHES), Bhubaneswar


ICAR Foundation Day was celebrated with fervor and gaiety on 16th July, 2014 at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (CHES), Bhubaneswar.  The programme was presided over by the Head of the Station Dr H S Singh, while Dr E Aravezhi, Deputy Director, Coconut Development Board, Bhubaneswar was the chief guest.  On this occasion Shri B Mohapatra, AFAO, reflected upon the motto of ICAR and the progress it has made during past 85 years while increasing the food production several times and making the nation self sufficient.  He called upon all the employees to contribute towards the development of institution in all possible ways.  Chief guest Dr E Aravezhi expressed his views on the development of horticulture in the Eastern region and the contribution of CHES and IIHR to the cause of farmers of the region.  Dr H S Singh, enlightened the audience regarding the structure, hierarchy achievements and vision of ICAR, and the responsibilities of the Station in the development of horticulture in the region.  He called upon the employees to feel proud to be the part of the biggest agriculture research organization of the world.  He narrated his experiences at recent ICAR meeting where the contribution and progress of the station was highly appreciated and recognized by the distinguished officials of ICAR.  Dr P Srinivas presented the vote of the thanks and co-ordinated the proceedings of the programme. 




Updated on 17.07.2014

86th I C A R Foundation Day - 16th July, 2014 at IIHR

07/14/2014 22:30

86th I C A R Foundation Day - 16th July, 2014


 Institute wish to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of ICAR on 16th July 2014 by sharing some of the interesting and fascinating milestones achieved by IIHR. To commemorate the day, the Institute organises an ‘Open House’ for the public to get acquainted with the activities and achievements of the premier institute. An exhibition show casing the latest varieties and technologies released from the Institute will be arranged on the occasion. Scientists and other staff of the organisation will facilitate the visit of farmers, entrepreneurs, students and the general public.


A meeting commemorating the ICAR Foundation Day will be held at IIHR, Hessaraghatta, Bengaluru on 16 July (Wednesday) 2014.   Dr. Ramakrishna Param, Professor and Head, Division of Soil Sciences, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru will deliver the ‘ICAR Foundation Day lecture’ on “Conservation Horticulture and Soil health management”.


Technology transfer agreements with selected entrepreneurs will be signed on this occasion. Selected growers who adopted and disseminated IIHR technologies and products will also be honoured on the occasion.




Shri Dharmasthala grama avirudhi Yojane (R), Mandya in collaboration with IIHR organized a one day orientation program to create awareness about income and nutrition enhancement through mushroom cultivation at Mandya on 07-07-14. The program was attended by Shri K. Rudresh, Deputy Director Horticulture, Mandya, Shri B. Sidderaju, Muncipal president Mandya and Shri A. Yogesha, President Shri Dharmasthala grama avirudhi Yojane.  More than 500 women of self help groups and students of Horticulture College Mysore and forestry college Mudigere attended the program. Dr. Meera Pandey, Principal Scientist, Mushroom Research lab, IIHR, gave the orientation regarding the cultivation of different varieties of mushrooms, the method of processing and value addition, methods to fortify daily diet with mushrooms to enhance nutrition and developing culinary entrepreneurship through mushroom fortified products. Dr. Senthil Kumaran, Principal Scientist, Section of Agric. Engg., IIHR, talked about the low cost farm design for small scale production and mechanized mushroom farms for high end production. Dr. Sujatha, ADH, Dept. of Horticulture, Biotechnology center, Hullimavu gave a demonstration about oyster mushroom cultivation. Books and pamphlets in Kanada were distributed for the benefit of the participants. Mushroom fortified rasam powder and chutney poodi developed at IIHR were also given for sensory evaluation which was liked by everyone. The participants showed a great enthusiasm and stated that it was completely new information for them. The women were highly impressed by the information pertaining to the different ways in which mushrooms can be added to everyday diet for enhancing nutrition. The program ended with a vision to train more numbers of trainers and establish RTF bag production unit to enhance mushroom consumption at household level.


Updated on 10.07.2014

Training programme on Scientific Bee Keeping conducted at KV K, Gonikoppal

Training programme on Scientific Bee Keeping conducted at KV K, Gonikoppal


Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gonikoppal organised a one day training programme on Scientific Bee Keeping on 4th July 2014 for rural youth and self -help group members. A total of 75 participants from various SHGs, NGOs and departments participated in the programme. The programme was well covered by the local media.


The programme was inaugurated by Dr.P.C.Tripathi, Principal Scientist and Head, CHES, Chettalli who emphasized on the importance of Bee Keeping in Kodagu District and opined that bee keeping is not only useful as a income generating activity but also helps in pollination. Besides honey is also known to have several medicinal properties and has been used in ayurvedic preparations for a long period of time. Dr.Saju George, Programme Coordinator & Head, KVK, Gonikoppal in his address requested the growers to make use of this programme effectively in augmenting their farm income. Mr.Lakshmaiah, Deputy Director (I/C), Dept. of Horticulture, Kodagu explained about the various departmental schemes related to  bee keeping for the farming community.    


Dr. K.Shivaramu, Senior Scientist, Division of Plant Genetic Resources, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore was the resource person.  The deliberations included a power point presentation on Scientific Bee Keeping followed by method demonstration by the expert. Later, a practical session for trainees was held in which the trainees learnt various aspects of the honey-bee rearing technology.


Then in the end there an interactive session between farmers, scientists and officials  on various aspects of Bee keeping. Earlier Mr.Veerendra Kumar K.V, SMS (Plant Protection) welcomed the gathering and Mr.Prabhakara, SMS (Hort.) coordinated the programme. Dr.Jayanthimala from CHES, Chettalli, Mrs.M.K.Padmavathy, from KVK, Gonikoppal also attended the programme. The programme ended with   vote of thanks by Mr.Vasantha Kumar (Programme Assistant- KVK).





Updated on 07.07.2014