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13 th ICDD Detail Technical Program

Monday, 11 February 2019

Time Details
09.00–11.00
Inaugural Session

Co-chairs - Dr. T. Mohapatra, Director General, ICAR & Secretary, DARE, Government of India
Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Cairo, Egypt

Chief Guest - Sh. Gajendera Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India

Welcome - Dr. O.P. Yadav, Chairman, AZRAI and Director, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, India

Address

  • Mr. Aly Abousabaa, Director General, ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr. Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India
  • Dr. Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT, Texcoco, Mexico
  • Dr. Claudia Sadoff, Director General, IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman, TAAS, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Panjab Singh, President, NAAS, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, International Dryland Development Commission
  • Dr. T. Mohapatra, Director General, ICAR and Secretary, DARE, Government of India

Inaugural Address by Chief Guest

Vote of Thanks - Dr. R.S. Tripathi, Convener, National Advisory Committee & National Coordinator, CAZRI, Jodhpur, India

11.00–11.30 Group Photo & Tea
11.30–13.00
(Plenary Session 1)

Co-Chairs - Dr. T. Mohapatra, Director General, ICAR & Secretary, DARE, Govt. of India
Mr. Aly Abousabaa, Director General, ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon

Plenary Lecture 1 - Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, IDDC, Cairo, Egypt (Navigating through uncertainties: Agro-ecosystems affected by dynamic impact of climate change)

Plenary Lecture 2 - Dr. Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT, Texcoco, Mexico (Maize and wheat science for alleviating the pressure on natural resources in drylands)

Plenary Lecture 3 - Dr. Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT, Hyderabad (Risk mitigation in dryland agriculture: Prospects and realities)

13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–16.30
(Plenary Session 2)

Co-chairs - Dr. Raj Paroda, Chairman, TAAS, New Delhi, India
Dr. Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT, Texcoco, Mexico

Plenary Lecture 4 - Mr. Aly Abousabaa, Director General, ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon (Role of traditional knowledge combined with new innovative technologies in achieving livelihood resilience in dry areas in the face of changing climate)

Plenary Lecture 5 - Prof. Dr. Magdy Madkour, Professor, ALARI, Cairo, Egypt (Gene editing for adaptation of dryland crops to changing climate)

Plenary Lecture 6 - Prof. Ayman F. Abou Hadid, Professor, ALARI, Cairo, Egypt (Sustainable intensification and diversification in drylands: Role of protected agriculture and arid horticulture)

Plenary Lecture 7 - Ms. Maria Beatix Giraudo, Senior Advisor to Govt. of Argentina (No till-based sustainable production systems for converting dryland areas from grey into green: The experience of AAPRESID)

Plenary Lecture 8 - Dr. John M. Dixon, Former Principal Adviser- Research/ Manager, Cropping Systems and Economics Program, ACIAR, Australia (Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification for dry areas)

16.30–17:00 Tea
17.00–18.30 Poster Session (Themes 1, 2, 3 and 4)
18.30–19.30 Cultural Program
20.00 Reception Dinner

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Time Details
09:00-10:30
(Plenary Session 3)

Co-chairs - Dr. Panjab Singh, President, NAAS, New Delhi, India
Dr. Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India

Plenary Lecture 9 - Dr. Claudia Sadoff, Director General, IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Water security and sustainable growth in drylands)

Plenary Lecture 10 - Prof. Hisashi Tsujimoto, Professor, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan (Development of innovative germplasm for wheat breeding for dry and heat-prone agro-environment of Sub-Saharan Africa)

Plenary Lecture 11 - Mr. Richard China, Director, Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy (The agrobiodiversity index: How is agrobiodiversity faring in drylands?)

10.30–10.45 Tea

Technical Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Concurrent Sessions)

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 1: Impact of Climate Change in Drylands (Theme 1)

Co-chairs - Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Former Vice-chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani UNCCD representative

Lead Lecture 1 - Prof. P.K. Aggarwal, Director, South Asia, CGIAR-CCAFS, New Delhi, India (Managing Increasing climatic risks in agriculture: Opportunities and constraints)

Lead Lecture 2 - Prof. Guram Aleksidze, President, GAAS, Georgia (Climate change and the strategy of decreasing its harmful influence on agriculture in Central Asia and South Caucasus Countries)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. K. Sami Reddy, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad (Climate resilient agriculture in rainfed areas: Adaptation strategies in Indian context)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC), ICAR, New Delhi, India (Resilience to changing climate in dryland agriculture: Experiences from India)

Rapid Presentations: 5 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 2: Managing Land Degradation & Desertification (Theme 2)

Co-chairs - Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad, India
Prof. Atsushi Tsunekawa, Professor, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

Lead Lecture 1 - Prof. Mitsuru Tsubo, Professor, ALRC, Tottori University, Japan (A crop-livestock-bioenergy system for rural farmers in South Africa)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. Amal Kar, Ex-Head, NRE, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, India (Measuring land degradation: A quantitative approach for better understanding of the problem in Thar desert)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. P.C. Sharma, Director, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal, India (Managing dryland salinity for food and environmental security: Issues and options)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. R.P. Dhir, Former Director, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur (Desertification perspectives and interventional effort)

Rapid Presentations: 5 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 3: Soil Health Management, Carbon Sequestration and Conservation Agriculture (Theme 3)

Co-chairs - Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Former Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi, India
Dr. Alok K. Sikka, IWMI, New Delhi, India

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. S.K. Choudhary, ADG (S&WM), ICAR, New Delhi, India (Soil management for sustainable agriculture in India)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. A.K. Patra, Director, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal, India (Conservation agriculture for soil health and climate change mitigation)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. M.L. Jat, Cropping Systems Agronomist, CIMMYT, New Delhi, India (Conservation agriculture vis-a-vis climate smart agriculture: What can be learnt from South Asia?)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. Praveen Kumar, Head of Division, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, (Concept of negative emission of CO2: Role of agriculture and forestry)

Rapid Presentations: 5 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 4: Conservation & Use of Agrobiodiversity; Developing Adapted Cultivars (Theme 5)

Co-chairs - Dr. P.L. Gautam, Pro Chancellor, CPU, Hamirpur, India
Prof. Magdy Madkour, ALARI, Cairo, Egypt

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. Michael Baum, Director BIGM, ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon (Field crops breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses at ICARDA: Achievements and prospects)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Director, Genetic Gain, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India (Translational genomics for improving dryland crops)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. Usha Barwale Zehr, Director & CTO, MAHYCO, Jalna, India (Agriculture innovation - Climate ready crops)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Director, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi, India (Conservation and use of plant genetic resources: Developing adapted cultivars)

Lead Lecture 5 - Dr. J. Rane, ICAR-NIASM, Baramati, India (Abiotic stress management interventions to convert naturally less into sustainably more in dryland)

Rapid Presentations: 4 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

12:00-13:00 Discussion on Climate Change (Climate change in the region and the possible measures needed for adaptation to them, The RACC framework) 10 participants (Participation only by invitation): Working Lunch Session
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–16.30
Satellite Symposium (2 parallel sessions)

1. Big Data Analysis in Dryland Agriculture – ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India

Big Data Analysis in Dryland Agriculture – ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India

2. Crop Improvement for Sustainable Production in Marginal Regions – ALRC, Tottori, Japan & ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon

Crop Improvement for Sustainable Production in Marginal Regions – ALRC, Tottori, Japan & ICARDA, Beirut, Lebanon

16.30–16.45 Tea
16.45–18.30 Poster Session (Themes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
18.30- 19.30
Evening Lecture 1

Co-chairs - Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, ICDD, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Raj Paroda, Chairman, TAAS, New Delhi, India

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Founder President, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt (Climate change as a trigger to poverty and outmigration in the dry areas)

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Time Details
09.00–10.30
(Plenary Session 4)

Co-chairs - Dr. J.S. Samra, Ex-CEO, NRAA, New Delhi, India
Dr. Ayman F. Abou Hadid, Professor, ALARI, Cairo, Egypt

Plenary Lecture 12 - Dr. Dennis Garrity, Dryland Ambassador for UNCCD, Nairobi, Kenya (How can we restore hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded land – and get the biggest bang for the buck?)

Plenary Lecture 13 - Prof. Dr. Atsushi Tsunekawa, ALRC, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan (Sustainable land management to convert areas from grey to green)

Plenary Lecture 14 - Prof. Dr. Wang Tao, President Lanzhou Branch of CAS, Lanzhou, China (Science and policy interacted for combating desertification in China)

10.30–10.45 Tea

Technical Sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Concurrent)

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 5: Water Harvesting & Improving Water Productivity
(Theme 4)

Co-chairs - Dr. A.K. Singh, Secretary, NAAS, New Delhi, India
Prof. Abd Elghany El-Gindi, Coordinator, On-Farm Irrigation Management Program, Egypt

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. Tushaar Shah, IWMI, Anand, India (Groundwater governance and irrigated agriculture: Global review and lessons for South Asia)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. Alok K. Sikka, IWMI Representative, New Delhi, India (More Crop per Drop in Drylands: Technologies, Policy Imperatives and Institutional Arrangements)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Former Vice-chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani, India (Water harvesting: A key strategy for climate change adaptation in rainfed agriculture)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. S.K. Ambast, Director, ICAR-IIWR, Bhubaneswar, India (Improving water productivity through rainwater harvesting)

Lead Lecture 5 - Dr. Vinay Nangia, Agricultural hydrologist, ICARDA, Rabat, Morocco (Improving agricultural water productivity in the Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana)

Rapid Presentations: 5 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 6: Conservation & Use of Agrobiodiversity, Developing Adapted Cultivars (Theme 5)

Co-chairs - Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Vice-chancellor, NDUAT, Faizabad, India
Dr. H.S. Gupta, Former DG, BISA, Ludhiana, India

Lead Lecture 1 - Prof. Dr. Rodomiro Ortiz, Swedish University of Ag. Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (Improvement strategies for developing climate smart crop cultivars for drylands)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. P. Anand, Pioneer Hi-Bred Private Limited, Hyderabad, India (Phenotypic strategies for developing adapted cultivars to stress tolerance in dryland ecosystems)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. B.M. Prasanna, CIMMYT, Nairobi, Kenya (Climate resilient maize for drought- and heat-prone environments)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. Tara Sathyvathi, PC, AICRP on Pearl millet, Jodhpur, India (Indian pearl millet breeding for resilience to changing climate)

Lead Lecture 5 - Dr. R.K. Bhatt, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, India (Diversity, conservation and uses of pasture grasses of hot arid region of India)

Rapid Presentations: 3-4 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 7: Sustainable Intensification & Diversification (Arid Horticulture, Aquaculture, Protected Agriculture) (Theme 6)

Co-chairs - Dr. J.K. Jena, DDG (FS), ICAR, New Delhi, India
Dr. S.K. Malhotra, Commissioner (Agriculture), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. Balraj Singh, VC, AU, Jodhpur, India (Prospects of protected horticulture in arid and semi-arid regions of India)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. P.L. Saroj, Director, CIAH, Bikaner, India (Horticulture based diversification: An option for enhancing farmers' income in drylands)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. Gopal Lal, Director ICAR-NRCSS, Ajmer, India (Climate resilient technologies for sustainable production of seed spices)

Lead Lecture 4 - Prof. Mohamed Fathy Osman, Emeritus Prof., Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (Fish farming in Egypt)

Lead Lecture 5 - Dr. Ravinder Chary, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad (Sustainable rainfed agriculture in India: Strategies and policy framework)

Lead Lecture 6 - Dr. Ashutosh Sarker, Coordinator, ICARDA’s Regional Program for South Asia and China, New Delhi, India (Intensification and diversification of dryland production systems with winter pulses in South Asia)

Rapid Presentations: 3 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 8: Livestock, Rangeland and Agroforestry Management (Theme 7)

Co-chairs - Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Chair, ASRB, New Delhi
Dr. Ravi Prabhu, DDG-Research, ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Former Chair ASRB, New Delhi, India (Edible cactus for food, nutrition and environmental security in dry areas)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. P.K. Ghosh, Ex. Director, ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi, India (Sustainable grassland management, livestock production and ecosystem services in arid and semi arid tropics)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. A.K. Tomar, Director ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar, India (Small ruminant production in dryland India: Status, challenges and opportunities)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. J. Rizvi, Regional Director, South Asia Region, ICRAF, New Delhi, India (Agroforestry for development of dry areas)

Lead Lecture 5 - Dr. N.V. Patil, Director, NRC Camel, Bikaner, India (Therapeutic utility of desert Camel in using milk as Functional food and using camelid Nanobody in Immunotherapy)

Rapid Presentations: 5 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–16.30
Satellite Symposium (2 parallel sessions)

3. Dryland Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation to Climate Change – ISPGR/Bioversity International/APAARI

Dryland Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation to Climate Change – ISPGR/Bioversity International/APAARI

4. Mainstreaming Water Productivity in Drylands – IWMI & ICAR

Mainstreaming Water Productivity in Drylands – IWMI & ICAR

16.30–16.45 Tea
17.00–18.30 CAZRI Visit
18.30- 19.30
Evening Lecture 2

Co-chairs - Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Founder President, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
Dr. John M. Dixon, Former Principal Adviser- Research/ Manager, ACIAR, Australia

Prof. Rattan Lal, Director, Carbon Management & Seqn. Center, OSU, Ohio (Re-carbonizing soils of global drylands)

19.30–20.00 M.S. Swaminathan Award Function - organized by TAAS
20.00-20.30 Honorary Fellowship Award Function – organized by AZRAI

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Time Details
09.00–10.30
Plenary Session 5

Co-chairs - Prof. Mohan C. Saxena, Executive Secretary, ICDD
Dr. P.K. Joshi, Director, South Asia, IFPRI, New Delhi

Plenary Lecture 15 - Prof. Dr. Michael Reid, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Plant Sci., UC Davis, CA, USA (Post-harvest processing, storage and marketing of dried products: Tools for the dry chain)

Plenary Lecture 16 - Dr. O.P. Yadav, Director, ICAR- CAZRI, Jodhpur, India (Enhancing resilience of arid lands: Indian experience)

Plenary Lecture 17 - Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad, India (Synergy of research-technology-policy implementation for resilient rainfed-Dryland production systems)

10.30–10.45 Tea

Technical Sessions 9, 10, 11 and Symposium 5 (Concurrent)

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 9: Conservation & Use of Agrobiodiversity, Developing Adapted Cultivars (Theme 5)

Co-chairs - Dr. K.V. Prabhu, Chairman, PPVFRA, New Delhi, India
Dr. B.M. Prasanna, CIMMYT, Nairobi, Kenya

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. P.H. Zaidi, CYMMIT, Hyderabad, India (Climate-resilient maize for stress-prone dryland system - chasing the moving target)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. S.K. Gupta, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India (Enhancing genetic gains and resilience to climatic stresses in pearl millet)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. N.P. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur, India (Conservation and use of agrobiodiversity: Developing adapted cultivars in arid legumes)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. Balram Sharma, IARI, New Delhi, India (Plant biotechnology has potential to turn grey areas into green – evergreen)

Rapid Presentations: 7 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 10: Post Harvest Management, Value Chain, Renewable Energy, Farm Mechanization and Automation (Theme 8)

Co-chairs - Prof. Dr. Michael Reid, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Plant Sci., UC Davis, CA, USA
Dr. N.S. Rathore, DDG-Edn., ICAR, New Delhi, India

Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. K. Alagusundaram, DDG (Ag. Eng.), ICAR, New Delhi, India (Yet to confirm)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. J.S. Samra, Former DDG (NRM) and Former Chairman, NRAA, New Delhi, India (Renewable energy programme and policies of India)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. K.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal, India (Climate smart agricultural engineering technologies for drylands in India)

Lead Lecture 4 - Dr. Dilip Jain, Head, Division of AE & RE, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, India (Solar drying of fruit and vegetables: Innovations and prospects)

Lead Lecture 5 - Dr. Dayakar Rao B., PS, ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad, India (Post-harvest interventions in millets for creation of demand)

Lead Lecture 6 - Dr. P. Santra, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur, India (Solar PV options for farmers in arid agriculture: Agri-voltaic system and solar pumps)

Lead Lecture 7 - Prof. Abd Elghany El-Gindy, Emeritus Professor, ALARI, Cairo, Egypt (Small farm mechanization in Egypt)

Rapid Presentations: 3 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Technical Session 11: Policies, Institutions & Markets to Improved Livelihood Security (Theme 9)

Co-chairs - Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, DDG-Ag. Extn., ICAR, New Delhi, India
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Lead Lecture 1 - Dr. Aliaa Refea, Professor Women’s College, Chair & Founder, The Human Foundation, Cairo, Egypt (An Integrative Approach for Facing Climate Change Challenges)

Lead Lecture 2 - Dr. P.K. Joshi, Director South Asia, IFPRI, New Delhi, India (Agricultural markets and smallholder farming in dryland areas: Key policy and institutional challenges)

Lead Lecture 3 - Dr. Suresh Pal, Director, ICAR-NCAP, New Delhi, India (Policy, institutions and markets for sustainable livelihood opportunities in arid agriculture)

Lead Lecture 4 - Prof. Kristina Toderich, ALRC, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan (Empowering small-scale farmers and women by enhancing food security in the marginalized Environments of the Aral Sea Basin)

Lead Lecture 5 - Mr. Konda Reddy Chavaa, Asst. FAO Representative India, FAO, New Delhi, India (Community-based Landscape management for sustainable livelihoods in drylands)

Rapid Presentations: 3-4 presentations of 5-7 minutes each

10.45–13.00
Satellite Symposium 5

Arid Agro-ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities – AZRAI & Kirk House Trust

Arid Agro-ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities – AZRAI & Kirk House Trust

13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–16.00
Policy Dialogue- Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green

Chairs - Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, Niti Aayog, Government of India, New Delhi

Co-chairs - Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, International Dryland Development Commission, Former Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority, Government of India, New Delhi

Panelist

1. Dr. Raj Paroda, Chairman, TAAS, New Delhi, India

2. Dr. Panjab Singh, President, NAAS, New Delhi, India

3. Sh. Pawan Kumar Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary - Agriculture, Rajasthan, India

4. Dr. Aly Abousabaa, Director General, ICARDA, Beirut, Labenon

5. Ms. Maria Beatix Giraudo, Former President, AAPRESID, Senior Advisor to Govt. of Argentina

6. Prof. Wang Tao, President, Lanzhou Branch of CAS, China

7. Prof. Atsushi Tsunekawa, Professor, ALRC, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

8. Prof. Academician Guram Aleksidze, President, GAAS, Georgia

9. Dr. S.K. Malhotra, Commissioner (Agriculture), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India

10. Prof. Mohamed F. Osman, Former Chair, General Authority for Fish resources Development (GAFRD), Egypt

16.00–16.30 Tea
17.00–19.00
Valedictory Function

Chief Guest - Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Government of India, New Delhi, India

Co-chairs - Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, IDDC, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman, TAAS, New Delhi, India

Opening Remarks - Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, IDDC, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. R.S. Paroda, Chairman, TAAS, New Delhi, India

Presentation of Recommendations - Prof. Mohan C. Saxena

Adoption of Jodhpur Declaration - Dr. O.P. Yadav

Address by Chief Guest - Prof. Ramesh Chand

Vote of Thanks - Dr. Anurag Saxena, Organizing Secretary