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Interaction meeting with the recipient of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Awardee on 21st February 2019

An interaction meeting with the recipient of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Awardee Dr. P.S. Vimala Devi, Principal Scientist (Entomology) from ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad was held on 21st February 2019 at ICAR-NRCG, Pune.

Meeting started with ICAR song and brief introduction of the guest by Dr. Indu S. Sawant, Pr. Scientist. Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director welcomed Dr. P.S. Vimala Devi. This interaction meeting was held to motivate woman scientists and female students from Pune based ICAR institutes and colleges. Forty seven women scientists, staff and female students from ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune; ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune; faculty from MIT College of Food Technology, Pune and students from Chandrabhaga Baburao Tupe Sadhana Vidyalaya, Hadapsar; Kanya Prashala, Loni Kalbhor; Annasaheb Magar College, Hadapsar; and Air Force School, Pune interacted with Dr. P.S. Vimala Devi.

Dr. P.S. Vimala Devi presented her work for which she received this award. In her talk she emphasized on innovative ideas and self-determination to implement these ideas. All women and girls should take advantage of the facilities available today and support they are receiving from their families to achieve higher goals for the betterment of the society. She urged to the students pursuing Ph.D. to be clear about the objectives of their higher education apart from obtaining degree.  Instead of bandwagon approach towards career one should think upon new avenues like MBA in agribusiness, various schemes available in DST, DBT, etc. She answered the queries raised by the participants on patent filing, technology commercialization, submission of projects, funding resources, training etc. Students from schools shared what they want to be when they grow up and also were keen to know how the scientists chose their career. Dr. Vimala Devi also advised to develop good communication skills which is important to present the work done.

Dr. Anuradha Upadhyay expressed formal vote of thanks.






Vigilance Week (29th October - 3rd November 2018)




स्वच्छता ही सेवा

ICAR-NRCG staff creating awareness about better sanitation practices among women of Bhawara Vasti, Shewalewadi (17/09/2018)


ICAR-NRCG staff collecting roadside waste on NH-65, Manjari, Pune (18/09/2018)


ICAR-NRCG staff undertook cleaning activity on National Highway in front of Maharashtra State Grape Growers Association Farm on 19/09/2018


Five short acts were performed by staff of ICAR-NRCG, Pune at Shewalewadi village in the evening of 20/09/2018. A total of 100 people were present in the programme


ICAR-NRCG staff cleaned National Highway 65 area in front of ICAR-NRCG Campus on 22/09/2018


ICAR-NRCG staff performed Nukkad Natak at Manjari Bk and guided villagers on building compost pits on 23/09/2018

ICAR-NRCG staff organized awareness campaign on personal sanitation for men and women nearby villages on 26/09/2018


ICAR-NRCG staff interacted with school children in Bhawara Vasti to drive behavioral change with respect sanitation behaviors on 28/09/2018



ICAR-NRCG staff performed Swachhta related street plays at Kadam Wak Grampanchayat on 28/09/2018





भारत रत्न स्वर्गीय श्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी (भारत के पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री) की प्रथम मासिक पुण्यतिथि पर काव्य संध्या का आयोजन

भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय अंगूर अनुसंधान केंद्र, पुणे में दिनांक 16 सितंबर, 2018 की शाम भारत रत्न स्वर्गीय श्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी (भारत के पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री) की प्रथम मासिक पुण्यतिथि पर  काव्य संध्या का आयोजन केंद्र के निदेशक की अध्यक्षता में किया गया। इस कार्यक्रम में श्री राजेन्द्र प्रसाद वर्मा (सहायक निदेशक, राजभाषा विभाग​ एवं ), श्रीमती अर्चना श्रीवास्तव (कवियित्री) एवं श्री अजीत सिंह (कवि) को अतिथि के रूप में आमंत्रित किया गया था। वक्ताओं ने स्वर्गीय श्री वाजपेयी जी को विभिन्न रूपों में याद किया और उनके व्यक्तित्व की सराहना की। आमंत्रित अतिथियों के अतिरिक्त भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय अंगूर अनुसंधान केंद्र तथा भाकृअनुप-पुष्प विज्ञान निदेशालय पुणे के कर्मचारियों ने स्वर्गीय श्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी की प्रसिद्ध कविताओं का पाठन किया। इस अवसर पर श्री अटल जी की कविताओं के द्वारा उनके संदेशों को याद किया गया। कार्यक्रम के दौरान उपस्थित कर्मचारियों के द्वारा दो मिनट का मौन धारण करके महान आत्मा को श्रध्दांजलि दी गई। कार्यक्रम का अंत राष्ट्र-गान के साथ साँय 8.00 बजे हुआ। काव्य संध्या का संचालन श्री वर्मा जी द्वारा किया गया।​





 International Yoga Day

The Centre celebrated International Yoga Day jointly with ICAR – DFR, Pune on 21st June 2018. A “Yoga Workshop” was organized in the premises of ICAR-DFR, College of Agriculture Campus, Shivaji Nagar, Pune in association with ICAR-NRCG, Pune, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune and TEC-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Pune. The International Day of Yoga Celebrations, 2018 was attended by Scientists, Technical staff, Administrative staff and contractual staff from ICAR–Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune and Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Pune. Yoga experts from B.K.S. Iyengar Institute, Pune conducted the “Yoga Workshop” and also demonstrated important Asanas for the benefit of all the participants. The programme commenced with Common Yoga Protocol followed by Mass Yoga Performance. Sh. Swapnil Gadekar, explained the importance of yoga, benefits of different Asanas, how the different Asanas have to be performed and science behind each Asana. All the staff performed various Aasanas, such as Vrikshasana, Tadasana, Chakratadasana, Makarasana, Praanayams, Anulom, Vilom etc. Dr. K. V. Prasad, Director of ICAR–Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune enlightened the gathering about the unique contribution of India to the mankind in terms of its contribution to Yoga. Dr. P. Naveen Kumar, Principal Scientist (Floriculture and Landscaping), ICAR- DFR, Pune, proposed formal vote of thanks. The necessary arrangements for conduct of the programme was done by team ICAR -DFR, Pune.


Live telecasting of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Interaction with farmers on 20th June 2018

A live broadcast of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Interaction with Farmers through video-conferencing was arranged at ICAR-NRCG on 20th June 2018. Sixty-one viewers including nearby farmers, scientists, staff members and research fellows watched this programme with interest. Directors and scientists from ICAR-NIASM and ICAR-DFR who had come for the interface meeting at ICAR-NRCG also joined.