26 Mar : Inauguration of farmers training on organic farming and certification was held at the SASARD auditorium Medziphema on 26th March 2009. Additional Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, C.V. Nanda Bose (IAS) was the chief guest at the function. Welcome address was delivered by Director Dr. Akali Sema and a special number presented by student of SASARD.
The chief guest called on the everyone concerned to give their best to the institution as people will die but the institution would not die. Dr. S.K. Pattanayek IAS, Horti Commissioner & Joint Secretary (GoI) said that Nagaland has the best land in India for organic farming so the people must have vision and follow it.
Additional Chief Secretary, Alemtemshi IAS, Commissioner & Secretary Horti, Sentiyanger, Dr. M.K. Mohan former Chief Scientist were also present. Vote of thanks was proposed by Technical Consultants, Ethel Ngullie. More than 200 people gathered at the function. Training to farmers will be given by different resource persons on 27th March.