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February 4, 2023 5:59 pm

CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh celebrates 81st CSIR Foundation Day

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 7

CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation Chandigarh celebrated the 81st foundation day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the autonomous R&D organisation under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

The celebration was presided over by Dr. Girish Sahni, Former Director General, CSIR and the chief guest was Prof. Debatosh Guha (Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta) who delivered the CSIR Foundation day lecture on “Innovation in Science and Engineering – An Art of Addressing Challenges”. Prof. Guha talked about the chronology of development of electromagnetic theories with time and the role of mindful observations in shaping the human civilisations which is the beauty of scientific pursuits. He said, “Mind and knowledge are not adequate for innovation. It is the outcome of the state of mind. Innovation happens by chance, by careful observations, by inquisitive queries and by challenges.”

Earlier, Prof. S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Director, CSIO while welcoming the guests highlighted the aims and goals of CSIR and its contribution in the field of science and technology over last 80 years which happens to coincide with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations across the country.
Dr. Girish Sahni called for a change of mind set in the time of technology singularity and paraphernalia of scientific ecosystem. He asserted that big discoveries were not only simply based on pure logic but it required a lot of preparation.

He talked about the replication model of technology development across the world which has made technologies affordable and accessible to the mankind. He exhorted scientists of CSIR-CSIO to foster the team building exercises which will ultimately yield a great technology as technology is a convergence of multiple areas and skillsets.
Participants in the ceremony included CSIR-CSIO staffs and research scholars. On this occasion, mementos, shawls, and Prashati Patra were given to all CSIO employees who had completed 25 years of continuous service with the CSIR and who had also retired during the last two years. The program concluded with the prize distribution to the wards of staff, who had excelled in various sports and other events.

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