The Department of Posts, Government of India in Telangana recently paid tribute to the scientific development centered around the city of Hyderabad by launching a special series of picture postcards on “Scientific Research Institutes of Hyderabad.” ICRISAT is among the 10 organizations featured.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajendra Kumar, Chief Postmaster General, Telangana Circle said, “This is a celebration of Hyderabad’s achievements; it is one of the four scientific clusters in India (the others are Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi).
Dr Sagar Singh, Postmaster General, said, “Starting in the 1960s we saw several scientific institutions set up headquarters in Hyderabad. Today, we launch this series to make people more aware about these organizations.”
Apart from ICRISAT, other institutions gracing the postcards are the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), The Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA); The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM); National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER); The Center for Cell & Molecular Biology (CCMB); and more.
Ms Joanna Kane-Potaka, Assistant Director General-External Relations, ICRISAT, applauded India Post’s initiative to highlight these institutions. “This can be a great opportunity for organizations who often work bilaterally, to now collaborate across disciplines and sectors,” she said.
The post card series was launched on 10 Mar 2021 in Hyderabad.