The ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh celebrated its 37th Foundation on 1st October 2016. Dr. C. J. Dangaria, Vice-Chancellor of Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat was the Chief-Guest. Besides, Dr. A. Bandyopadhyay, Ex-Director of DGR, and Dr. I. U. Druj, Asstt. Director of Research, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh graced the occasion. In hi welcome address, Dr. T. Radhakrishnan, Director, DGR, illustrated the glorious past 36 years of the institute and urged all the employees to work together to achieve the future goals of the institute for enhancing the productivity of groundnut and make it more remunerative. In his foundation day lecture as a special invitee, Dr. A. Bandyopadhyay retrospect the status of research on groundnut and also presented the future priorities and focus to be given in research for management of abiotic and biotic stress and also climate resilient and remunerative groundnut cultivation. He also urged the scientists to diversify the use of groundnut further more as a food crop rather than a source of edible oil. Dr. C. J. Dangaria, VC, NAU, also addressed the gathering and requested all the scientists to take proper initiative to solve the emerging and existing problems of groundnut. On the occasion, four retiring employees of groundnut, two each in technical and TSL category were honored with mementos.