Shri M Natarajan being felicitated on the
occasion of National Technololgy Day.
Also seen at the left is Shri SS Prasad.
DRDO HQrs and Delhi based
labs/estts celebrated the National Technology Day on 11 May 2005 in a
function organised by the Defence Science Forum at Metcalfe House, Delhi,
under the Chairmanship of Shri M Natarajan, SA to RM.
Shri SS Prasad, Director, DTRL & ISSA, Delhi and Convener, Defence
Science Forum delivered the Welcome Address. As a part of the celebrations,
presentations were made by Dr G Athithan, Sci G, CAIR, Bangalore on
Development and Application of Technologies for Information Security; Dr BS
Dwarakanath, Sci F, INMAS, Delhi on Technology for Improving Cancer Therapy;
and Shri C R Jalwania, Sci E, sspl, Delhi on Development of Technology
Leading to Fabrication of 16 ´15 Ti Bolometer IR Sensor Arrays.
Shri M Natarajan releasing the Compendium of
Products & Technologies:
DRDO Life Sciences Laboratories -2005. Also seen in the picture is Dr
Narendra Kumar and Shri SS Prasad.
Shri M Natarajan
delivered the Technology Day Address and gave away certificates and medals
to the speakers. He also released two Compendiums: DRDO Science
Spectrum-2005, compiled and edited by DESIDOC; and Compendium of Products &
Technologies--DRDO Life Sciences Laboratories-2005 compiled by Directorate
of Materials and printed by DESIDOC, Delhi. Dr Ravi Kashyap, Secretary
Science Forum delivered the vote of thanks.
Shri M Natarajan releasing the DRDO
Also seen in the picture is Dr Mohinder Singh and Shri SS Prasad.
Other DRDO labs/estts in the country also celebrated the National Technology
Day locally. Presentations were made and speakers were felicitated with
commendation certificates and medals. Highlights of the activities of some
of the labs/estts are reported here:
The Chief Guest Dr Govind Ballabh Pant, Director, Indian Institute of
Tropical Meteorology, Pune delivered the address on, Wind: A Viable
Energy Source. Shri R V Katare, Sci C, gave the oration on,
Stress-strain Determination of Explosively Loaded Aluminium Material.
Shri Vinod Kumar, Sci B, presented a paper entitled, Effects of
Lightening Strike on Aircraft and its Subsystems: A Case Study on Direct and
Indirect Effects Testing.
Shri LC Raghvan, Sci F, delivered the Technology Day Oration and
received the medal.
Various developed technologies in agro-animal fields viz., plant molecular
biology and genetic engineering, greenhouse technology, hydroponics,
mushroom production, live herbal gARDEn and formulation of herbal products,
aquaculture, Angora wool production, etc were exhibited and demonstrated to
students of Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Pithoragarh.
Shri Tapan Khilariwal, Sci C, delivered the oration on, Design and
Development of Pressure Reducer-cum-Regulator of Pre-Breather Console (PBC)
and Personal Bailout Oxygen System (PBOS) for Combat Free Fall Oxygen
Dr Mohinder Singh, Director, DESIDOC, delivered a popular lecture on
Electronic Warfare to incorporate new concepts in documentation while
Shri PE Patki received the award for his contribution on, the
Development of Process and Technology for Preservation of Stuffed Parothas.
Shri T Krishnamurthy, Sci D, delivered the Oration on, Afterburner
Combustion and Exhaust Cone Nozzle.
Dr BD Kulkarni, Head of Chemical Engineering Division, National
Chemical Laboratory, Pune was the Chief Guest and delivered a lecture on
Technology Competitiveness in Near Future. HEMRL organised 15 presentation
on varied subjects of technological significance by the scientists and
technical staff and the best five papers were awARDEd.
IRDE, Dehra Dun
Shri Ajay Kumar, Sci E, was awARDEd for his contributions in signal
processing leading to the development of Third Generation Thermal Imagers at
Shri Praveen Kumar, Sci B, was awARDEd for National Technology Day.
Shri GSK Rao, Sci G, Officiating Director, LRDE, presided over the
function. Dr RV Narayana, Sci F, delivered the oration on, Engineering and
Realisation Process of Phased Array Antennae.
Shri R Sheshadri, Sci E, delivered the oration on, Microwave Power
Shri SK Ray, Sci H, Associate Director, presided over the function. A
series of lectures on Guidance and Control were organised.
Shri K P Rathod, Sci B, presented a paper on, Variable Speed Constant
Frequency (VSCF) Technology Based Vehicle Engine Integrated Power Generation
System. Prof Amalendu Mukherjee from IIT, Kharagpur gave a presentation on
Extension of Lagrangian-Hamiltonian Mechanics-Study of Symmetries and
Prof Vijay Gupta, Director Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh was
the chief guest and delivered a lecture on, Fluid Mechanics: Excitation of
the Vocal Chords. Shri AK Shukla, Sci C, delivered a lecture on, Proposed
Avalanche Control Structure at MSP-7(HP).
The National Centre for Automotive Testing (NCAT) facility was kept open for
general public and vehicles and equipment developed by the establishment
were displayed. Shri Sanjay Chaudhari, Sci D presented a paper on,
Special Purpose Trailers for Defence Application.