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DRDO Labs/Estts provide Service to Earthquake Victims

NPOL, Kochi

The National Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, deputed a team comprising  Shri D Babu, Sci E; Shri PK Gangadharan, Sci D; and Shri G Sanal Kumar, TO B to assist the  civilian authorities to detect people buried under the debris using the acoustic sensor developer in the quake-affected areas of Gujurat for three days starting from 27 Jan 2001.

Bangalore-Based DRDO Labs/Estts

A blood donation camp for Gujarat earthquake victims was organised by the Bangalore-based DRDO labs/ estts in association with the Red Cross Society of India, Bangalore, on 3 February 2001. A team of scientists headed by Shri K Tamilmani, Sci G, Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), Bangalore, organised the camp. About 200 units of blood were collected. Besides, dress materials and medicines were also donated for the earthquake victims.

R&DE(Engrs) Celebrates National Productivity Week

The Research & Development Establishment (Engineers) (R&DE (Engrs)), Pune, celebrated the National Productivity Week, during 12-18 February 2001. Shri NG Joglekar, Consultant, delivered a lecture on productivity and related issues. As a part of the celebration, various productivity related activities were also organised.

DRDO Labs/Estts Celebrate International Women's Day

NPOL, Kochi

The Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, celebrated the Women's Day by Prof Matilda speaking on Women's Dayorganising a lecture on Women Empowerment by Prof Mary Matilda, Maharaja's College, Kochi. The lecture focussed on the rights and opportunities of women.

RCI, Hyderabad

The Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, celebrated the International Women's Day, on 8 March 2001. Shri K Jayathirtha Rao, Director, ENTEST, RCI, delivered the introductory speech and outlined salient features of the Day. Shri KVSS Prasad Rao, Director, RCI, spoke on the important role of women in all areas of work. Smt Sreevaril, Faculty Member Spanish, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad and Shri Shekhar, Chairman,   FAPCCI, Hyderabad, were the Chief Guests on the occasion who spoke on women and their role in the present social environment and allied areas.

ADE/ASIEO, Bangalore

The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)/ Advanced Systems Integration & Evaluation Organisation (ASIEO), Bangalore, also celebrated the Women's Day. Dr (Smt) Sheela I Sachdev, Addl Director (Retd), CGHS, who was the Chief Guest, delivered a lecture on Health Care of Women and Children. Dr KG Narayanan, Distinguished Scientist & Director, ADE & ASIEO, presided over the function. On this occasion, the women employees of both the organisations arranged an art exhibition.

DRDO Labs/Estts observe Safety Day/Week

The various DRDO labs/estts observed Safety Day/Week. Some highlights are:

TBRL, Chandigarh

Safety Day was observed on 8 March 2001 at TBRL Range, Ramgarh. Sh VS Sethi, Director, hoisted the Safety Flag. On the occasion, a lecture on safety was delivered by Shri Ashok Huria, Hony Secretary, National Safety Council (Northern Chapter). A fire-fighting demonstration was also organised.

ITR, Chandipore

The Safety Week was observed during 2-8 March 2001. The programme started with the display Shri SC Narang delivering the keynote addressof Safety Day banners, laying the safety slogans (stickers) on vehicles and distribution of Safety Day badges. Shri SC Narang, Director, ITR, inaugurated the celebration and presented a Safety Rolling Trophy and a certificate to Shri CR Maulick for best safety measures adopted in Radar Division. Shri RK Behera, Sci D, Industrial Safety Group Officer, delivered the welcome address. During the ceremony, Safety Policy of ITR was also released. Shri RK Behera also conducted a refresher course on Defensive Driving for MT drivers.


haridwar.jpg (16138 bytes)The Safety Week was observed during 4-9 March 2001. Different functions were organised, including lectures, awarding safety rolling trophy, and health and environment awareness contest. Dr Haridwar Singh, Director, HEMRL, Pune, released a Safety Bulletin to mark the occasion.

DLRL, Hyderabad


The National Safety Week was observed during 4-10 March 2001. On the occasioln, paramount importance of safety and imbibing it at the work place as a culture through effective participation of the employees was highlighted. As apart of the.celebration, safety badges and  safety pledge cards were distributed. Also, fire-fighting demonstration, first-aid demonstration, essay writing competition on importance of safety in our daily life, competition on slogan writing on safety at workplace, screening of video films on relevant safety topics, display of banner and posters, and a cultural programme were organised.

NPOL, Kochi

The Laboratory observed Safety Week during 5-9 March 2001. The programme included hoisting and safety pledge, safety badge distribution, poster display and an audio-visual presentation on the significance of safety. Various competitions like essay, slogan, short story, and cartoon on safety were also conducted. Shri VC Mohan Kumar, Station Officer, Fire Station, Thrikkakara, Cochin, delivered a talk on Safety from Fire Hazards. Also, a live demonstration of fire fighting was arranged on the occasion.

IAT, Pune

As a part of the Safety Week celebration, safety slogan contest, live demonstrations of fire-fighting equipment, lectures by guests and screening of educational video films on safety were organised. Prof GS Mani, Director & Dean, lAT , administered the Safety Pledge, on 7 March 2001.

TBRL Celebrates Fire Week

The Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh and TBRL Range, Ramgarh, observed Fire Week, during 14-20 April 2001. Lectures on fire protection and control were arranged, while dry and wet fire-fighting practices were demonstrated on the occasion. Besides, safety posters and mock fire drill demonstration was also a part of the celebration. Shri VS Sethi, Director, TBRL, in his address to the employees, emphasized on the importance of fire-fighting.

Consultation Meeting on Civil Services Selection

The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi, organized a two-day Consultation Meeting of Experts on Personality Assessment Techniques and Methods in Civil Services Selection, during 19-20 March 2001. The Meeting was sponsored by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Delhi.

Prof YK Alagh, Chairman, Civil Services Examination Committee; Prof NR Madhava Menon, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal National Institute of Juridical Sciences; Shri IMG Khan, Addl Secretary (RER) and Member Secretary , and other members of the Civil Services Examination Review Committee, professors from universities, HRD experts from corporate HQrs of MNCs and senior civil servants, attended the meeting. The DIPR proposal development of personality assessment system for civil services was discussed and accepted for implementation.

DIPR develops Differential Aptitude Test Battery

The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi, has developed a Differential Aptitude Test Battery for allocation of trades for recruits in Air Defence Artillery (ADA) .The battery is expected to bring in a scientific approach in trade allocation procedures. The test has been found reliable and valid for allocation of three trades, namely, fire control operator, radio operator and gunner .

International   Fleet  Review-200l

The marine acoustic research ship--INS Sagardhwani and the Indian Navy's submarine INS Karanj INS sagardhwanifitted with Panchendriya-the state-of-the-art submarine sonar designed and developed by the National Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, had the honour of participation in the International  Fleet Review 2001. The President of India reviewed the fleet off Mumbai, on 17 February 2001.