DRDO Industry Meet 2001
The Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, hosted DRDO Industry Meet 2001 on 29 December 2001. Dr VK Saraswat, Director, RCI welcomed the gathering and wished that , the meet would serve the purpose of fruitful interaction between DRDO and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM in his keynote address emphasised on development of R & D base in private sector to match DRDO requirements. Dr KG Narayanan, Chief Adviser; Shri M Natrajan, CC R&D (ACE); Shri VP Sandlas, CC R&D (ECS); Dr AS Pillai, CC R&D (MNS); and Dr RV Swamy, CC R&D (MLS) made presentations in Aeronautics; Armament and Combat Vehicles; Electronics and Computer Science; Missiles and Naval Systems; and Materials and Life Sciences, respectively.
DRDO Represented at the National Children Science Congress
The Research & Development Establishment Engrs (R&DE(Engrs)), Pune, had put up a stall on behalf of DRDO and exhibited the models of combat engineering equipment and missile launchers at the National Children Science Congress organised at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune during 27 -31 December 2001. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, inaugurated the exhibition, while Dr RA Mashelkar, DG, CSIR, was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function.
The main attraction of the exhibition was the DRDO stall and children showed special interest in the models of Sarvatra, BLT T-72 and launchers of Prithvi, Trishul, and Akash. Films on DRDO activities and Antarctica were also screened. A large number of students from schools and colleges visited DRDO stall and showed keen interest in Defence equipment and career prospects in DRDO.
The Central Zone Badminton Tournament 2001-02
The Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, organised the Central Zone Badminton Tournament 2001-02 during 26-28 November 2001. Participating teams from different laboratories viz., DMRL, DRDL, NSTL, PXE, ITR and EMU took part in the tournament. Shri SC Narang, Director, ITR, Chandipur, inaugurated the event.