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CSIR-CFTRI to mark 75th year and ink MoU with Akshaya Patra Foundation
Friday, 27 October, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Bengaluru
CSIR- Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI) will ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Akshaya Patra Foundation. This is in sync with its New Delhi-based parent body, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) 75th anniversary (which falls on October 27, 2017 and will be celebrated on the CFTRI campus) and CFTRI’s Foundation Day.

Under the MoU, a series of collaborative activities, such as developing innovative nutritional adjuncts as supplements under the Mid-day Meal (MDM) Scheme, internship programmes, customised training for MDM workers and enabling a policy framework to implementing robust malnutrition interventions by the Central and state governments, will be addressed.

While Jitendra J Jadhav, director, CSIR-CFTRI, will preside over the Foundation Day function, a lecture will be delivered to commemorate the occasion by Rakesh Kumar Sharma, director, DFRL, Mysuru. As part of the celebrations, the employees who have retired in the last one year, and those who have completed 25 years of service, will be felicitated.

Prizes will be distributed to the children of the staff for their outstanding performances in academics and sports, as well as to the winners of the various competitions held as a part of the celebrations. In addition to these, prizes will also be distributed to the winners of the competitions held as a part of the Hindi fortnight celebrations.
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