Webinar on ‘Atmanirbharta in Science’ at AMD, Hyderabad.
Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Hyderabad, a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), in association with Indian Nuclear Society (INS), Hyderabad Branch organised the inaugural webinar on ‘Atmanirbharta in Science’ series as part of ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations in AMD on 25.08.2021. The main function was held in Dr. Homi J. Bhabha Auditorium in the premises of AMD Headquarters, Hyderabad, which was webcast over an online platform. Several dignitaries, including the Chief Guest Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, DAE and Shri K.N. Vyas, Chairman, AEC and Secretary, DAE joined the proceedings through virtual mode. The Guests of Honour, Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC and Rear Admiral Sanjay Chaubey, Chairman and Managing Director, ECIL along with Dr. D.K. Sinha, Director, AMD and Chairman, INS, Hyderabad Branch; Additional Directors, AMD Shri B. Saravanan, Dr. T.S. Sunil Kumar and Shri R. Mamallan graced the occasion with their presence. Senior officials of AMD and Members of INS were present in the audience, while a large number of participants joined the webinar from various parts of the country. Dr. D.K. Sinha welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. The inaugural address was delivered by Shri K.N. Vyas. The Chief Guest, Dr. Anil Kakodkar in his talk ‘Atmanirbhar in Atomic Energy to Atmanirbhar in Clean Energy’ highlighted the progress achieved by India in attaining energy security through self-reliance in nuclear power generation and the renewable clean and green energy resources along with decarbonisation technologies. Thereafter, the Guest of Honour Rear Admiral Sanjay Chaubey addressed the audience. Dr. T.S. Sunil Kumar, Secretary, INS, Hyderabad Branch proposed the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with the rendering of national anthem.