CFTRI director wants cops to free Kannada activists

Director of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, Ram Rajasekharan has tendered an apology to activists of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) who hurled black ink on him recently.

Addressing media at his office on Tuesday, Rajasekharan said that he was also seeking legal opinion on withdrawing the complaint lodged by him against the Vedike activists who restrained him by throwing the ink, ahead of the international conference on drug discovery organised at Rani Bahadur Auditorium, Manasagangotri here.

“I sympathise with the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike activists who are facing the charges of throwing ink on me. I have no objection if the charges against them are dropped. If I have hurt anybody, it has been unintentional,” said Rajasekharan.
Continuing Rajasekharan said that he wanted peace in the Institute as he did not want its name to be tarnished.

Rajasekharan also claimed that as a step to show that the institute was not averse to Kannada, the calendar for the year has been brought out in Kannada.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Bio-chemistry, University of Mysore, B S Vishwanath who was also the organising secretary of the conference also apologised for not taking adequate care of the director (Rajasekharan). He described it as an unfortunate incident.

Warm foods

Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore is conducting research into 21 types of food, which it believes will not only keep you warm, but will also help reduce your weight.

Disclosing this to media at his office on Tuesday, Director of CFTRI Ram Rajasekharan said that food consumed in North India not only increased the body heat, but it also helped lose weight.

Replying to media queries, Rajasekharan said that the recently launched ‘Designer green milk’ from the institute has been receiving a good response, with 10 hospitals already evincing interest in the same.

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