Bureau organized National Symposium on its 39th Foundation Day

ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal celebrated its 39th Foundation Day on 21 September 2022. Commemorating the day a National Symposium on “Contemporary Technology for Animal Genetic Resource (AnGR) Management” was also organized in collaboration with Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity” (SOCDAB) on 21-22 September 2022 in hybrid mode.

During Foundation Day Celebration – cum – Inaugural Function of the National Symposium, Dr B N Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR, the Chief Guest, congratulated the Bureau for achieving various milestones for AnGR management, specially germplasm recognition and preservation in the country. The Bureau with its National and International visibility, is now having greater responsibility and should work with a vision of 2047, he said.  

Dr M S Chauhan, Vice Chancellor, GB Pant University of Agril. & Technology, Pantnagar, the Guest of honor and Dr M L Madan (Padmashree Awardee), former DDG (AS), ICAR also complimented the Bureau on the occasion of 39th Foundation Day.

Dr B P Mishra, Director of the Bureau in his welcome address briefed the achievements of the Bureau. He informed that a number of milestones were achieved by the Bureau during previous years including Launch of Mission towards Zero Non-descript AnGR in India during the last year.

On the occasion of Foundation Day, Staff members were awarded for their outstanding work done during the year. PG Nair Award for outstanding scientific contribution for year 2022 was bestowed to Dr Raja KN. Mrs Anita Chanda, Mrs Parvesh Kumari and Mr Krishan Lal were also awarded for their outstanding work. Two days long National Symposium – SOCDAB 2022 was attended by, about 300 scientists, researchers, academicians and students of various institutes and retired faculty members, offline and online and over 200 papers were presented through oral and poster presentation on contemporary technologies for breed improvement and conservation, in three scientific sessions. During the inaugural session, Chief Guest conferred various Society awards and Fellowships. Breed Watch List was also deliberated as a Brain Storming Session. The recommendations pertaining to improved production, management and conservation of AnGR in the country were emerged during the Symposium. National AnGR Quiz Competition, held first time, was won by the IIVER Rohtak Team. Two scientists were awarded with Young Scientist Award for their scientific papers, and Eighteen researchers were also awarded for their research papers under oral and poster categories. Dr S K Niranjan, Pri Scientist of the Bureau was Organizing Secretary of the National Symposium.