The Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, organised a two-day Ladakhi-Kisan Jawan Vigyan Mela, during 12-13 August 2000. Shri Thupstan Chhewang, Chief Executive Councillor, Leh, inaugurated the Mela. Dr Brahma Singh, Director, Food and Agricultural Sciences, DRDO, HQrs, New Delhi, was the Guest of Honour for the Mela.

Col DP At trey, Director, FRL, welcomed the guests and  briefed about the Shri Thupstan Chhewang, CEC, Leh inaugurating the Melaachievements Mela. of the Laboratory. About 22,000 farmers/troops/students and the local people visited the Mela. New improved varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and their agrotechniques were the main attraction. Visitors took keen interest in the poultry and dairy farming activities also. A cultural show was organised on the occasion and prizes for various competitions were distributed. Brig Susheel Gupta, AVSM, YSM, BGS, HQ 14 Corps, was the Chief Guest for the closing function.