The International Women’s day was celebrated at ICAR-IIHR on 8th March, 2022 in hybrid mode, wherein about 400 staff participated. The chief guest for the day was Dr. Geetha Ramanujam, a well-known educationalist, founder and academic director of GR educational institutions, Bengaluru. Dr. Geetha addressed the ICAR-IIHR staff, through her inspiring speech on the topic “Women self-reliance”. As a mark of appreciation, five inspiring women namely, Smt. Padma. S and Smt. Gangamma N, the progressive women farmers, Smt. Anitha.L, the entrepreneur who is an onsite incubate of ICAR-IIHR multiplying “Arka Microbial Consortium (AMC)” technology, Smt. Prathima Adiga, a chef cum in terrace gardener and Smt.Prema Nadapatti, the first lady driver of BMTC were felicitated by the chief guest. Dr. BNS Murthy, Director of ICAR-IIHR and Dr. Aghora, Nodal officer PME cell felicitated the chief guest.
The institute held various competitions like Essay writing, Slogan writing, extempore, vegetable carving and sports events like musical chair, tug of war and filling the bottle for the women staff and students. The prizes were distributed to the winners by the dignitaries. In addition, women wellness camp was organized at the institute with the help of Dr. Nikitha Murthy, MS (OBG), Infertility Specialist. Dr. B.NS. Murthy, Director, ICAR-IIHR presided the program and addressed the gathering. As part of the celebration, lunch was arranged for all the women staff of institute, followed by various cultural events performed by the institute staff.