DLRL, Hyderabad
The Defence Electronics Research Laboratory '(DLRL), Hyderabad, celebrated the 40th Annual Day on 18 November 2002. Dr A Mathur, CEO (Certification), STQC, New Delhi, handed over the ISO 9001: 2000 Certificate to Shri N Divakar , Director, DLRL who spoke on the achievements of the laboratory and about the Defence systems delivered to the Armed Forces. He also gave away DRDO Laboratory Awards-2002 to individuals and team members who excelled in their technical contributions. Smt Prabhavathi Divakar gave away the cultural and sports prizes to the winners of various events.

NSTL, Visakhapatnam
The Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, celebrated its 34th Annual Day on 29 November 2002 with fervour and gaiety .The day started with a Eye Donation Camp inaugurated by Smt Preetilata Mohapatra wherein 30 persons pledged the donation of eyes. Later during the day Director presented Cash Awards to 74 employees for their meritorious contributions during the year. Vice Adm Raman Puri, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, FOC-IN-C (East) was the Chief Guest and gave away newly instituted DRDO awards.

PXE, Balasore
The Proof & Experimental Establish (PXE), Balasore, celebrated its Raising Day on 7 November 2002 with fanfare and enthusiasm. The celebrations included singing of PXE song, sports activities, cultural function, Rangoli competition among lady Maj Gen Govil releasing a pigeon at the commencement of Raising Day employees and award of prizes, etc. Shri MM Murmu, Admin Asst B was adjudged the Best Proof Man of the Year and awARDEd the Jetley Rolling Trophy. Apart from this, Laboratory Scientist Award, Technology Group Awards, Laboratory Award for DRTC, and Laboratory Award for Administration and Allied Category were given. Cash Awards-2002 were also awARDEd to 234 employees, including civilians and service personnel.