Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai Centenary Celebration @ Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai Centenary year Celebrated at Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences. To commemorate this important event, Sathish Dhawan Space Center, SHAR, ISRO, Shriharikota, propose to conduct various programmes at national level during the centenary year in association with Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, the education landmark of India a centre for world education in technology and inter disciplines. The inaugural function of this year long programme was held on February 27 2020 at Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai. With the presence of ISRO Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai Centenl Sciences.ary Celebration @ Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technicadelegates, Saveetha family members and faculties from various institutions, the event started with curtain raiser video by ISRO members regarding the space organisation and the wonders of space. During the event, Director Mrs. Ramya Deepak Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences addressed the gathering and narrated the importance of this function which triggered the students to get involved into the platform for space research and to seek knowledge, all around the globe it was an inspirational speech for the students. Followed by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences recalled the inspiration left behind by Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai for inculcating scientific temperament among the student community. And Dr. D Dhanashekaran, Principal, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences explained different events planned during the complete four days program which was a push in the right direction for students towards success. The speech given by dignitaries from ISRO, Dr. S Sankaran, Chairman, Organizing Committee Chennai, was awe-inspiring, and inspired each and every students to work for the best and achieve great heights of success. The briefing of Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai- an yearlong program to commemorate the birth centenary of the founding father of Indian Space program done by Shri.P A Saravana Perumal DGM, VALF, SDSC SHAR, Chief guest Shri.V. Kumbakarnan, Dy. Director, MSA, SDSC SHAR, Bangalore, gave insight about the great personality, inspired the students by sharing the real experience during the presence of Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam sir during his service experience in ISRO which triggers the ability, knowledge and their discoveries to reach the next level. The felicitation ceremony at SSE, SIMATS honoured all the great souls responsible for the conduction and success of this event. The inauguration was followed by Guest lecture at Lines and lattice hall SSE about GAGANYAAN and its advancement in ISRO by Dr.Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, Human space flight center, ISRO-HQ, Bangalore. This indeed brought out various opportunities to the students and the faculty members, also instilting knowledge among the gathering. The student felt that it was nonetheless a day to remember and never to forget. A series of events such as Space Science exhibitions, painting, elocution and quiz competitions, innovation design competition (only live/prototype models), technical talks and Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai memorial lecture have been arranged for school and college students, researchers, Scientist, academicians and professional across Chennai. A mobile exhibition “Space on Wheel” realised by ISRO and an exhibition activities were inaugurated by Mrs. Ramya Deepak, Director, Saveetha School of engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences and it is opened to public on this occasion. The valedictory function of Vikram A Sarabhai centenary programme will be held on 1st March 2020. Further, Saveetha School of Engineering-Saveeetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences have plan to have a research proposal with ISRO for space experiment on medical science and engineering to experience the vision to harness space technology for national development for pursing space science research and planetary explorations.