A REPORT ON THE 56th ANNUAL DAY FUNCTION OF CIFE
ICAR – Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University), Mumbai organized its 56th Annual Day function on 06 June 2017. Shri Mahadev Jagannath Jankar, Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Development, Govt. of Maharashtra was the Chief Guest. Dr. Bharati Lavekar, MLA, Versova, Mumbai and Prof. A. K. Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Nagpur were the Guests of Honour. The dignitaries who graced the occasion included former Directors, HODs, Administrative Officers and staff of the institute. Directors / In-charges of Regional Centres of various institutes like NIO, CIRCOT, CMFRI, and CIFT were also present for the celebration.
The programme marked the distribution of institutional awards and prizes/medals to winners of various sports events conducted during the year 2016-17. Dr. Gopal Krishna, Director/Vice Chancellor of CIFE presented the report of the institute and congratulated the awardees. The Chief Guest along with the Guests of Honour conferred institutional awards in various categories including Best Scientist, Best Technical, Best Divison etc. As a part of Annual Day celebrations, a lecture series was also organized where eminent scientists shared their experiences on the Ideas of Blue Revolution and Innovations and Higher Education; Mr. Vignaesh D., the best M.F.Sc. thesis awardee also presented his research. The session was chaired by Dr. S. D. Tripathi, former Director of CIFE.
The Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour appreciated the efforts made by the institute in human resource development at different levels in the fisheries sector. Shri Mahadev Jagannath Jankar, Hon’ble Minister for ADFD, Govt. of Maharashtra while addressing the gathering assured all help and support to the institute for fisheries development. Prof. A. K. Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, MAFSU, Nagpur emphasized the importance and need for high-end research by the institute to develop technologies for improved production and profitably of aquaculture.
The Annual Day function was followed by a cultural event in the evening where students, staff and family members participated with great enthusiasm.