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National Technology Day

 
 

Dr. V. K. Chaturvedi, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) delivering the Presidential Address. On the dais is Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, and Dr. D. K. Sankaran, Additional Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy.

 

A section of the audience.

 

Chairman releasing the technology brochures with the central theme “Technologies for Better Quality of Life”.

 

Meeting the press after the function.

 

The National Technology Day was celebrated at the Training School Hostel in Anushaktinagar on May 13, 2003. Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy was the chief guest. The function was presided over by Dr. V. K. Chaturvedi, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL).

 

Dr. Kakodkar, in his address stressed that there is an urgent need to deploy the technologies developed at DAE to the fullest extent so that the benefits of the same could reach to the common man. He released five sets of brochures under the general theme “Technologies for Better Quality of Life”. An audio visual presentation was made on these technologies. Dr. Chaturvedi, in his presidential address told that NPCIL is implementing its projects at a very fast pace, and expressed that the Corporation will certainly achieve the installed capacity of 22,000 to 25,000 MWe by the year 2020. While welcoming the invitees, Dr. D. K. Sankaran, Additional Secretary, DAE underscored the role of technology in the betterment of quality of life and solving the problems of the people.

 

On the occasion, five scientists/engineers from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) delivered technical lectures on various topics. The speakers were the scientists who were awarded for their excellent work on the last Founder’s Day (October 30, 2002). Dr. S. Banerjee, Director, Materials Group, BARC, chaired the Technical Session.