Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) celebrated its 25th Anniversary and Silver Jubilee at NARI Premise, Khumaltar, Lalitpur on May 7, 2016 (Baisakh 25, 2073).
The Chief Guest Honourable Minister for Agriculture Development Mr Haribol Gajurel, inaugurated the special function by irrigating water to the Kiwi fruit plant.
In the special function NARC staffs including Scientists, technicians and admin staffs received plaque from chief guest for serving 25 years of their continued long service in the field of agriculture research and development. Six farmers were awarded for the adoption and dissemination of agricultural technology at the function.
Chief guest Mr. Gajurel gave award to Journalist for their contribution in transferring agricultural information through mass media. Similarly, three Scientists were awarded by plaque and certificate for meritorious scientific contribution in the field of agricultural research viz. Dr Bal Krishna Joshi, Dr. Surendra Lal Shrestha. Similarly, Mr. Bhandu Raj Baral and Ms. Prabati Adhikari awarded for best paper. On the occasion ten staffs were received plaque and certificate for their contribution in the field of agricultural research and development.
Mr. Krishna Bahadur Thapa from Coffee Research Program, Baletaksar, Gulmi was awarded for best office management at the function.
More than 500 personnel were attended at the function including Secretary of Forestry and soil Conservation, Mr. Udaya Chandra Thakur former Executive Directors of NARC; retired Scientists; Senior Officials from Ministry of Agriculture Development; Farmers; Entrepreneurs; Journalists and others.
On the occasion chief guest Mr. Gajurel said that NARC has done a lot of research to increase crop productivity. He further stated that NARC should maintain its reputation among the Nepalese farmers and stressed in the development of farmers friendly technologies. Executive Director of NARC Dr. YR Pandey gave welcome speech and highlighted the achievements of NARC.
The function was chaired by the Secretary of Agriculture Development, Mr. Uttam Kumar Bhattarai,. On the occasion, NARC organized 2 days Agricultural Technology Fair displayed on different 28 stall. The exhibition was inaugurated by Hounorable Minister Mr. Haribol Gagurel.