The staff of ICAR-NRCG and their family members celebrated the 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019 with utmost joy and enthusiasm. Dr Indu S. Sawant, Director (Acting) hoisted the flag and addressed the gathering. She spoke about the sacrifices made by our earlier generations to get independence from colonial rule and the hardship and sacrifices being made by our brave jawans to maintain that freedom. She told as how the country has moved forward to attain food sufficiency, and shown growth in all spheres of life. She emphasized that we, the citizens of free India, must work hard and diligently to make it one of the best countries to live in and as agricultural scientists, we should ensure technologies for reducing risk in cultivation and for increasing farmers income. Children sung patriotic songs on the occasion. Prizes were distributed to the winners of competitions held on International Yoga Day.