CMFRI celebrates 77th Foundation Day; 3500 students enjoy the ‘open house’ at Mandapam

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Students look at the exhibits housed at CMFRI near Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district on Friday.

Students look at the exhibits housed at CMFRI near Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district on Friday.
| Photo Credit: BALACHANDAR L

Scientists and staff of the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI explain the various exhibits to students on Friday.

Scientists and staff of the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI explain the various exhibits to students on Friday.
| Photo Credit:
BALACHANDAR L

The 77 th Foundation Day of ICAR – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) was celebrated at the Mandapam Regional Centre on Friday by organising an ‘Open House’ for the benefit of students and general public.

The event was inaugurated by Principal Scientist and Head of the centre K. Vinod. More than 3,500 students and 200 public from various districts including Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Madurai, Kancheepuram and Puducherry participated in the programme.

They visited the marine reef aquarium, biodiversity museum, hatchery, brood bank and observed the research activities taken up at the centre. Scientists and staff of Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI explained to the visitors about the various research activities taking place there. A video show and photo point to create awareness on conservation and livelihood was also on display, a press release said.

Students at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)  near Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district on Friday.

Students at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) near Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district on Friday.
| Photo Credit:
BALACHANDAR L



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