A training program on “Capacity Building of Field Veterinary Officers on Management of Indigenous Domestic Animal Diversity” is being organized by ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad from 14-18 November, 2022 through virtual mode. A total of 71 participants have registered for the course. The aim of the training program is to impart knowledge about strategies for characterization and conservation of indigenous animal genetic resources and the appropriate interventions that are required to ensure their sustainable utilization to the field functionaries of the state animal husbandry departments. During the inaugural function, Dr Raja KN gave a brief overview of the topics that would be covered during the course. Heads of the three divisions of the Bureau (Animal Genetic Resource, Animal Genetics and Animal Biotechnology) also interacted with the participants. Dr BP Mishra, Director, ICAR-NBAGR, stressed upon the role of veterinary officers in accomplishing the “Mission towards zero non-descript AnGR of India” launched by the institute. He complimented the training coordinators (Dr Raja KN, Dr Sonika Ahlawat and Dr MS Dige) for meticulously designing the course content and for ensuring such an overwhelming participation from the animal husbandry officials.