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BackVisit of Dr. A. K. Tomar to SRRC,Mannvanur June 2018

DrA.K.Tomar ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar visited the SRRC, Mannavanur from 18-21st June 2018. At the outset, Dr.A.S.Rajendiran, Officer Incharge of the centre proposed the cordial welcome to the Director, CSWRI the Director planted the tree sapling within the campus of SRRC and subsequently saw the Sheep and Rabbits in their respective sectors of the centre including the Modern Sheep Shed. Dr.P.Thirumurugan, Senior Scientist (LPM), Dr.G.Nagarajan, Senior Scientist (ABT) and Dr.S.M.K.Thirumaran, Scientist (AGB) briefed about the overall activities of their respective sectors. Further, Sh.Murali, Technical Officer and Sh. K.Ganesan, Technical Assistant narrated the information about the Rabbit sector and fodder production, respectively. The Director had seen the various woollen by products and appreciated the same. Later, he visited the newly built administrative building of the centre wherein the Officer Incharge had taken him to the various cells of the new block. Then the Director interacted with all the Scientific, Technical and Supporting staff of the centre in the committee room of the new building. Subsequently, the Director, ICAR–CSWRI addressed the staff of the centre and proposed that SRRC, Mannavanur would be strengthened further owing to its excellent activities in catering the needs of Sheep & Rabbit farmers of Sothern states, conducive climatic conditions for the research activities. He encouraged Dr.G.Nagarajan to submit the externally funded DBT/DST projects by including the scientist of the ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar. Then he appreciated and congratulated all the staff of the centre for their dedication, enthusiasm and involvement towards the overall development of the centre in spite of the minimal facilities and remoteness of the centre. He further suggested the Officer Incharge that the tourism activities of the centre need to be improved further in terms of its infrastructure and more publicity by making linkages with the local academics, line departments and social bodies. Finally, the Director motivated and promised all the staff/ workers of the centre that he would put the maximum efforts at his level to strengthen the centre in terms of its infrastructure, allocation of more budget and man power. The Director interacted with the common tourists visiting the centre and asked their feedback. On 21st June 2018, he led the celebrations of the 4th International Yoga Day at SRRC Mannavanur with Staff and workers.