The 62nd Foundation Day of Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) was observed at Kottayam, Kerala. KK Subramani, Founder Acharya of Cauvery Sannidhi for Indian Culture and Cauvery Kanya Gurukulam, Karnataka has delivered the Foundation Day lecture on the occasion.

Dr James Jacob, Director, RRII has welcomed the gathering. RRII Foundation Day is observed to commemorate the official transfer of its present premises, then known as ‘Kothapara’, to the Rubber Board by the Travancore-Cochin government to start an experiment station and a research institute on October 5, 1955. Over the years, RRII has grown into a premier research institute of international repute making the Indian natural rubber sector the most productive in the world.