World Hindi Day celebrations held at Mandapam RC
In connection with the World Hindi Day celebrations, the Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC) of the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) conducted cartoon and Hindi vocabulary contests on 11th January 2021. As many as 17 school students participated in the contests arranged duly following the SOP protocols for the COVID 19 pandemic. The programme was started with the opening remarks of Mrs. Remya L., Scientist, followed by the inaugural address of Dr. M. Sakthivel, Senior Scientist and felicitation speech by Dr. P. Rameshkumar, Scientist, Dr. K. K. Anikuttan, Scientist and Mr. C. Jayakanthan, AAO. Mrs. Priya K. M., Hindi Translator of the Centre proposed vote of thanks.
CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR
CMFRI wins ICAR’s highest award
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been adjudged as the best research institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The CMFRI won the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR institutions award, the highest award of the ICAR in the category of the large institutions with a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs, a Silver Plaque, Certificate and Citation.This is in recognition of CMFRI’s excellent performance in marine fisheries research during the period from 2014 to 2019.
This is the second time CMFRI bagging this prestigious award. Various cutting edge research activities including development of mariculture technologies such as open sea cage fish farming, seaweed farming, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) and breeding and seed production technologies for marine food fish and ornamental fishes which were aimed to enhance the income of fishermen helped CMFRI achieving the highest ranking among more than 110 agricultural and allied research institutes in the country. CMFRI’s efforts on preparing a range of policy guidelines, including the works on minimum legal size (MLS), National Policy on Mariculture and ecosystem-based management towards the sustainable utilization of marine fisheries resources were well appreciated. Its research initiatives in developing nutraceutical products from marine organisms to treat type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, thyroid and hypertension also played a major role in winning the award. In addition, the institute exhibited leadership in winning several externally funded research projects such as National Brood bank for Cobia and Silver pompano and a Centre of Excellence and Innovation funded by the DBT. The institute also obtained many patents during the period.
Name of ICAR-CMFRI appearing in the ICAR
Foundation Day Award Ceremony Presentation on 16 July 2020