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ICRISAT celebrates India's 76th Independence Day

ICRISAT celebrates India's 76th Independence Day

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) celebrated India's 76th Independence Day at its headquarters in Hyderabad.

Patriotic fervor engulfed the campus as Dr Arvind Kumar, Deputy Director General - Research (DDG-R) hoisted the flag. The celebrations began with a parade by the security staff of ICRISAT.

Dr Jacqueline Hughes, Director General, ICRISAT, assists in preparing the flag for hoisting.
Dr Jacqueline Hughes, Director General, ICRISAT, assists in preparing the flag for hoisting.

In her address, Dr Jacqueline Hughes, Director General, ICRISAT, lauded India for its diversity and drive.

“ICRISAT congratulates India on its 75th Anniversary of Independence. The dynamism of the nation, its people, and its leaders will continue to define India as a global leader and a force for positive transformation across the world. As ICRISAT celebrates its 50th anniversary ours is a shared success,” said Dr Hughes.

Seconding Dr Hughes, Dr Arvind Kumar said -

“In the recent past, India has proven its potential and ICRISAT has made a strong contribution to its growth. We should continue our contributions.”

The celebrations concluded with the distribution of sweets.

Banner image: Campus residents and their families join the Independence Day celebrations.

 

 

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About The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a pioneering International Organization committed to developing and improving dryland farming and agri-food systems to address the challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and environmental degradation affecting the 2.1 billion people residing in the drylands of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and beyond.

ICRISAT was established under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of India and the CGIAR on the 28 March 1972. In accordance with the Headquarters Agreement, the Government of India has extended the status of a specified “International Organisation” to ICRISAT under section 3 of the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947 of the Republic of India through Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. UI/222(66)/71, dated 28 October 1972, issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Our offices:

Asia: India (Headquarters - Hyderabad)

East and Southern Africa:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe

West and Central Africa: Mali, Niger, Nigeria

For all media inquiries, please email: info.comms@icrisat.org

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Hyderabad, Telangana, India