The Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums in Ranchi celebrated its 90th Foundation Day on Friday.
The agriculture research cradle got a new auditorium and a prestigious offer for its senior scientists to act as guides to budding scholars of Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ).
S. Ayyappan, director-general of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), inaugurated Auditorium Palash on the institute’s Namkum premises, where the foundation function was held.
Deputy commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey, the chief guest, started proceedings of the day by lighting the symbolic lamp of knowledge in the presence of Ayyappan and institute director R. Ramani.
Speaking on the occasion, guest of honour Darlando T. Khathing, the vice chancellor of CUJ, said that it was an appropriate moment to recognise the efforts of resin scientists. “This institute has contributed a lot to the country. On behalf of CUJ, I would like senior scientists to become guides for our scholars,” he added.
Choubey said that he considered it an honour to be a part of the function. “The institute’s growth over the years is enough to prove its importance and need in the Indian sub-continent,” he said.
Ayyappan said: “India is an agricultural nation. With increasing climate changes, the agro-industry will need to diversify. This cradle will play a crucial role in it.”
Ramani thanked all the distinguished guests for gracing the occasion.