Inauguration of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Centenary Programme


Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Centenary Year

Inauguration of Vikram Sarabhai Centenary Programme


To commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, a true visionary, creative scientist, entrepreneur of social change and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (1966-1971), ISRO and DAE have joined hands to conduct various events at national level in a year long programme. The inaugural function of this centenary programme was held on August 12, 2019 at Gujarat University Convention Centre, Ahmedabad.


Around 2000 people attended the function including those from the Department of Space, Department of Atomic Energy, Vikram Sarabhai associated institutes, family members, 62 Industries, Academia as well as 660 students from 26 schools and 14 colleges in and around Ahmedabad.


Shri Narendra Modi, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, addressed the gathering through video and applauded the contributions of ISRO and DAE for the development of scientific community. A message from Chief Minister, Gujarat was read on this occasion.


A photo album on the complete life story of Dr. Sarabhai, a coffee table book on ISRO through images and a 100 Rupee coin were released to commemorate the occasion.



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