31st Foundation Day of ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana was celebrated on 3rd October, 2019
The 31st Foundation Day of ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET) was celebrated at its campus in Ludhiana.The Chief Guest of the occasion, Prof. Gajendra Singh, Former-DDG (Engg.), ICAR, New Delhi applauded the Institution’s accomplishments during the past three decades. He stated that the country has achieved self-sufficiency in food grains production and stressed on the need to take production to consumers through processing on ample agricultural produce. He appreciated the efforts of ICAR-CIPHET for externally funded projects and urged to take up these further with national and international collaboration. He also emphasized that being the premier Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology ICAR-CIPHET should take up M.Tech and Ph.D. programs in this area.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, Ludhiana graced the occasion as a Guest of Honour. He addressed the need to enhance the farmer’s income through maximizing the targets of processing.
Dr. R.K.Singh, Director, ICAR-CIPHET, highlighted the Institute’s prominent achievements during the last Year (2018-19) that includes the development of various machines, commercialization of technologies and Patents. He also appreciated the efforts of the staff for their hard work and motivated them.
Dr. K. Narsaiah, Principal Scientist and Chairman, foundation Day organizing committee, shared his views on engineering inputs required for doubling farmer’s income with the help of Post-Harvest machinery and technologies.
Dr.S.K.Tyagi, Principal Scientist and Project coordinator (Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology) briefed about the glorious journey of ICAR CIPHET. All Head of Division also shared their views.The senior staff members from ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana, and retired employees of institute also graced this occasion.
The Institute honored its various staff members and the awards were conferred to awardees under 05 different categories viz., scientific, technical, administrative, supporting and sports.
The chief guest also released one technical Bulletin on pulse milling on the occasion and also inaugurated ICAR- Sponsored 21 day’s summer school on “Cutting edge epitome of processing, value addition and waste utilization of horticultural crops for augmenting farmer’s income” organized at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana during October 01-21, 2019 by Dr Sunil Kumar, Course Director, Dr Ramesh Kumar and Dr. Sandeep Mann Co-Course Director elaborated about the programme to the gathering. Fifteen participants from six different states are attending the programme. Programme accomplished with formal vote of thanks to the chief guest, guest of honour and all the gathering.