CHENNAI: Combat Vehicles Research & Development (CVRDE), a pemier Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab, celebrated National Technology Day by organising various events like lectures, competitions, quizzes and poster presentations among DRTC employees, recently. S Ramesh, scientist and chairperson of the event, welcomed the gathering. In his inaugural address, P Sivakumar, scientist and director, CVRDE, said that every scientist and technical officer should bring out innovative ideas in day to day engineering applications.
He spoke about the challenges of getting safe drinking water, besides the need for the creation of alternate energy to meet the demands of the future. Technology day special lectures were delivered by scientists N Ponnusamy and Jothi. S R Shanka Pal, vice-chancellor, M S Ramaiya University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, delivered the keynote address on topic ‘Drivers and Opportunities for Development of Sustainable Technology Solutions’.
He said that a country was said to be developed if it was having sustainable economy, culture and good governance. He appreciated CVRDE for providing continuous research and development support to armed forces. The Best Scientist Award was given to scientist V Balaguru for his contribution on development of Arjun MBT MK II tank.