DRDO celebrates National Science Day

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated National Science Day 2024 through lectures, orations and open house activities in its laboratories and establishments on February 28, 2024.

Notably, DRDO is the premier agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence, India charged with the military’s research and development,

A special function was organised by Defence Science Forum (DSF) at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat presided over the function. Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India was the Chief Guest.

The National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year to commemorate the discovery of ‘Raman Effect’ in 1928 by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, which led to the Nobel Prize being awarded to him in 1930.

The purpose of celebrating this day is to enhance scientific temper, popularisation of science and encouraging innovative activities by infusing scientific temperament in the masses and creating a positive scientific research culture.

On the occasion, the Chairman DRDO greeted the scientific community and spoke about the relevance of this year’s theme as per the Prime Minister’s ambitious vision to transform the nation as Viksit Bharat.

Key note address was delivered by Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India on ‘Cracking an age old thermodynamic puzzle in micro heat engines’.

A lecture was also delivered by Dr MA Maluk Mohamed, Co-founder and VP research M/s Twin Health, Chennai on ‘Precision health management using digital twin’, wherein, he brought out how an individual with chronic Metabolic Diseases can benefit using this technology.

A total of 39 oration papers were received from various DRDO labs/establishments, out of which three papers were selected for presentation.

Shri Nomila Adinarayana Prasanth, Sc ‘D’ from ARDE, Pune, Dr Amit Pratap, Sc  ‘F’ from CHESS, Hyderabad and Dr Pankaj Kumar Sharma, Sc ‘F’ from CFEES, Delhi delivered the talks on their respective areas of work and were felicitated by Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, PSA.

During the event, DRDO song was released by Chairman DRDO and awards were given to the lyrics writer and music composer.

A Monograph written by Dr AK Chakrabarti, Ex Director DRDL, Hyderabad on “Innovative practices in product development through the eyes of product developer” was released by PSA.

About Defence Science Forum:

Defence Science Forum (DSF) is a platform of DRDO where scientists of various disciplines interact to foster fellowship, exchange ideas with luminaries of different disciplines and undertake feasibility and planning of all inter-disciplinary projects where expert opinion is required.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/