Twelve Scientists from Bangalore receive DRDO Awards

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bangalore: Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri. Manohar Parrikar presented the various catagories of DRDO Awards at DRDO Head Quarters, New Delhi on 23rd Sept 2015. DRDO has honoured twelve scientists from Bangalore city among others with prestigious DRDO Awards for the year 2014. Dr. S Christopher Secretary, DD R&D, DG, DRDO, A.M Datar DG (ACE) Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Navy Staff, Navy Admiral RK Dhowan, Dr. Tamil Mani, DG (Aero) and CC R&D (HR) Dr. CP Ramanarayanan were present on the dais.

Dr. VS Arunachalam, Former Secretary, DD R&D and Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri was honoured with the ‘DRDO Life Time Achievement’ award while Sri P Srikumar OS & Former Director of ADE was bestowed with ‘Performance Excellence’ award.

The ‘Scientist of the Year’ award was bagged by Dr. K Seetharama Bhat from MTRDC, Dr. NNSSRK Prasad from ADA, Dr. Suresh M from ADE and Sri. L Gnana Michael Prakasam from LRDE.

NM Kaverappa , Regional Public Relations Officer, DRDO(South) and AS Manoharan, Senior Technical Officer from CAIR are the recipients of ‘Best Performance’ awards.

The ‘Young Scientist’ award is won by Sri.R Ramlingam from ADE, Mallikarjun Uppar from DARE, David John from GTRE and Ravi Domala from LRDE.

Bangalore’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) bagged the ‘SILICON Trophy’ and the Teams led by Smt Desiraju Padma of Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics(CAIR) and JJ Jadhav, OS from Aeronautic development Agency(ADA) won the ‘Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance’