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DRDO Celebrates National Science Day 2024

The theme for this year's National Science Day aligns with the Prime Minister's vision to transform the nation, known as Viksit Bharat.

In a spirited observance of National Science Day on February 28, 2024, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a series of enlightening activities across its laboratories and establishments.

The celebrations included lectures, orations, and open-house sessions to mark the day dedicated to the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in 1928.

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

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The theme for this year’s National Science Day aligns with the Prime Minister’s vision to transform the nation, known as Viksit Bharat. Chairman DRDO highlighted the significance of the theme and greeted the scientific community.

Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood delivered a keynote address on ‘Cracking an age-old thermodynamic puzzle in micro heat engines.’ Dr. MA Maluk Mohamed, Co-founder and VP Research at M/s Twin Health, Chennai, presented a lecture on ‘Precision health management using digital twin,’ shedding light on the benefits for individuals with chronic Metabolic Diseases.

A total of 39 oration papers were submitted from various DRDO labs and establishments, with three papers selected for presentation. Scientists from ARDE Pune, CHESS Hyderabad, and CFEES Delhi delivered talks on their respective areas of work and were honored during the event.

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The DRDO song was released by Chairman DRDO, and awards were presented to the lyrics writer and music composer. Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood felicitated the awardees.

Additionally, a monograph authored by Dr. AK Chakrabarti, Ex Director DRDL Hyderabad, titled “Innovative practices in product development through the eyes of product developer,” was released by PSA.

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The Defence Science Forum (DSF) serves as a platform for DRDO scientists to engage in interdisciplinary interactions, fostering collaboration, idea exchange, and feasibility planning for projects requiring expert opinions. The National Science Day celebrations reflected DRDO’s commitment to promoting innovation, scientific temper, and a positive research culture.

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Pratham Gurung
Pratham Gurung
An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.
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