Goa | 02.12.2021
ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI), Goa under the banner of ‘India International Science Festival-2021’ (IISF-2021) organized an outreach programme on at V.D. & S.V. Wagle High School, Mangeshi, Mardol, Goa. The programme was conducted to create awareness and sensitize the importance of science education among the high school students. Around 150 students of class VIII, IX and X and school staff actively participated in this event. Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa, in his talk enlightened and encouraged the students to take up science streams and to set their future career goals. He also briefed about upcoming IISF-2021 to be held at Panaji, Goa from 10th to 13th, December 2021 and invited students to actively participate in the science festival. Further, he invited students to visit ICAR-CCARI, Goa to experience and understand different scientific activities and approaches followed in agricultural research. The Headmistress of the school Mrs Mithasha M. Aigal briefed the gathering regarding IISF-2021. Dr. Amiya Ranjan Sahu, Scientist (Animal Genetics and Breeding), ICAR-CCARI, Goa delivered a lecture on the importance of scientific interventions applied in veterinary science and animal husbandry. Dr. Uthappa, A.R. Scientist (Agroforestry), ICAR-CCARI, Goa delivered a lecture highlighting the role of agricultural scientists in addressing the issue of food security and self-sufficiency in India. They also spoke about career options for students in science especially in agriculture and allied sectors. Rahul M. Kulkarni, Asst. Chief Technical Officer compared the programme and briefed the gathering about salient features of IISF-2021. Vote of thanks was proposed by science teacher Mrs. Akshatha. Dr. Amiya Ranjan Sahu, Dr. Uthappa, A.R. and Rahul Kulkarni coordinated this programme.