VIth 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 sixth webinar on ‘Atmanirbharta in Science’ series as part of ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations in AMD on 28.01.2022. The main function was held in Dr. Homi J. Bhabha Auditorium in the premises of AMD Headquarters, Hyderabad, which was webcast in the virtual platform. Several dignitaries, including the Chief Guest Padma Shri Prof. Dipankar Chatterji, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and a large number of participants joined the proceedings from various parts of the country through virtual mode. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC; Dr. G. Amarendra, RRF & Former Director, Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Advanced Research (IGCAR); 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. Besides, senior officials of AMD, Members of INS, students and faculty from various schools and colleges in Hyderabad were present in the audience. Dr. D.K. Sinha delivered the welcome address. The Chief Guest Padma Shri Prof. Dipankar Chatterji, delivered the Invited Talk on ‘Post Independence Development of Indian Science Program for Student Community – The Road to Atmanirbharta’. Prof. Chatterji spoke about the various initiatives taken by the Government of India for the post-independence development of science education in India and the contributions made by distinguished Indian scientists and academicians. Thereafter, Dr. T.S. Sunil Kumar, Secretary, INS, Hyderabad Branch proposed the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with the rendering of national anthem.