Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Prerana Sthal' at NSTL
Marking the 90th birth anniversary of Missile Man and former President of India, 'Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Prerana Sthal' was inaugurated at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory
Visakhapatnam: Marking the 90th birth anniversary of Missile Man and former President of India, 'Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Prerana Sthal' was inaugurated at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), the premier naval research laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in Visakhapatnam on Friday.
Outstanding Scientists PVS Ganesh Kumar, BVSS Krishna Kumar, Dr. A Srinivas Kumar, other senior scientists, officers, members of NSTL civil employees union and works committee, among others, participated in the event.
The statue of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was unveiled by Dr. Samir V Kamat, distinguished Scientist and Director General (Naval Systems & Materials) in the presence of Dr. Y Sreenivas Rao, Outstanding Scientist and Director of NSTL.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Y Sreenivas, said Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Prerana Sthal will provide motivation to the NSTL fraternity as well as the general public. The life of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, his impeccable achievements as a scientist, and as people's President of the nation will continue to inspire generations, the NSTL Director added.
In his address, Dr. Samir V Kamat stated that Dr. Kalam had set an example of what one could achieve if one is determined and willing to work hard and has an ability to dream big. He explained various phases of Dr. Kalam's life from his birth in Rameswaram to his journey as the President of the country.
The occasion also marks commemoration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. As a part of it, DRDO and NSTL have been taking various initiatives towards highlighting the importance of R&D, motivating the DRDO fraternity, and increasing awareness among the general public.