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DRDO LABS/ESTTS CELEBRATE ANNUAL DAY
The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)/Advanced Systems Integration & Evaluation Organisation (ASIEO), Bangalore, celebrated its Foundation Day on 6 January 2000. Prof PV Indiresan, former Director, IIT, Chennai, was the Chief Guest and delivered the Foundation Day address. Air Marshal PS Brar, PVSM, AVSM, BAR, VM, ADC, Vice-Chief of the Air Staff, delivered the keynote address. Young Scientist Awards and Technical Colloquia Awards were given to scientists and officers and Creative Partnership Mementos were presented to industrial firms working with ADE/ASIEO on collaborative projects. As a part of the celebration, a thematic exhibition on aerial] reconnaissance was also arranged.
R&DE (Engrs), Pune
& Development Establishment (Engineers) (R&DE (Engrs)), Pune, celebrated its
Annual Day, on 9 February 2000. To mark the occasion, various sports events and cultural
programmes were organised. The main attraction among the sports events was a festival
cricket match and air polo for employees above 50 years. On this occasion, Suvarna
Sangeet, a cultural group performed melody of old and new Hindi and Marathi songs. A brief
on the history an~ achievements of the Establishment since its inception in 1962 was
distributed among the guest and invitees. Shri YP Pathak, Director, distributed mementos
to the employees who ha~ completed 25 years of service in DRDO.
The Solidstate Physics Laboratory (sspl), Delhi, celebrated its Annual Day on 17 February 2000. Shri VP Sandlas, CC R&D, DRDO HQrs, New Delhi, was the Chief Guest. Dr Vikram Kumar, Director, sspl, welcoming the Chief Guest and invitees, highlighted the achievements of the Laboratory during 1999 and outlined vision for 2000. As a part of the celebration, sports events, cultural programmes, science exhibition and quiz, and drawing competition for children of the employees were organised. Shri Sandlas distributed the Young Scientist of the Year Award and merit certificates to the officers for their outstanding contributions in their field. Smt Reetam Kumar, W/o Dr Vikram Kumar, distributed prizes to the winners of the various competitions.