From a Correspondent
Lakhimpur, June 25: For the first time in the State, a festival of indigenous mangoes was held in North Lakhimpur on Sunday. Organized by the IQA Cell of Lakhimpur Commerce College in active association with Wild Silk-North East, an NGO, and Lakhimpur District Agriculture department, the festival was held in Lakhimpur Commerce College. An exhibition of 32 varieties of indigenous breed of mangoes found in Lakhimpur-Dhemaji agro-climatic region was held in that festival where the visitors were served with mango slices.
The mango exhibition was iugurated by Santanu Dutta, Additiol Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur. A meeting was held on that occasion which was iugurated by Dr BS Behera, Principal, Lakhimpur Commerce College. Chaired by Dr. HN Dutta, District Agriculture Officer, Lakhimpur, the meeting saw discussions on the preservation of indigenous breed of mangoes and their commercialization.
Speaking on the occasion, Jitul Saikia, Director, Wild-Silk-North East, elaborately discussed the preservation and promotion of mangoes of indigenous breed for sustaible development. Dr. Prabal Saikia, AAU-Lakhimpur and Dr. Jayanta Borah of NEIST, Aruchal Pradesh, participated in the meeting as the resource persons. The function was anchored by Sazzad Hussain, coorditor, IQA Cell, Lakhimpur Commerce College.