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CSIR to celebrate its platinum jubilee today

Updated: Sep 26, 2016 08:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 26 (ANI): India's largest civilian research and development agency Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR is celebrating its platinum jubilee today.

The autonomous body came into operation on this day in 1942. The platinum jubilee celebrations will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is also the President of CSIR.

"Will join the @CSIR_IND Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, where I will release seven new plant varieties developed at CSIR laboratories," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

"Shall also confer awards to eminent scientists & witness exhibits of unique works of @CSIR_IND during the programme today. Looking forward," he added.

During the function, Prime Minister Modi will release seven new plant varieties developed at CSIR laboratories.

He will also interact with farmers of five states through video conferencing.

The Prime Minister will also witness an exclusive CSIR Showcase on major technological contributions of CSIR. The prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes will be presented to eminent scientists on the occasion along with other CSIR awards. (ANI)