ICAR-VPKAS celebrated 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019 at its headquarter at Almora, Hawalbagh experimental farm and its KVKs at Bageshwar and Uttarakashi. The staff of VPKAS and family members participated on the occasion with lots of enthusiasm and fervor. Dr A. Pattanayak, Director of the institute unfurled the national flag which was followed by national anthem. Addressing the gathering, he remembered the sacrifices of freedom fighters in making the country independent. He highlighted the achievement of ICAR-VPKAS in research and extension. He also urged the staff to work hard and sincerely towards institute goals through serving farming community.
On the occasion various sports events were also organized for the staff and family members. Children and family members of staff took part in the events with great enthusiasm and fun. These sports events were followed by distribution of prizes to the winners. Meritorious children of the staff were also honored on the occasion.