Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, organised the 13th Prof DS Kothari Memorial Orations on 26 July 2005. Prof A R Verma, FNA, FNASc, Former Director, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi delivered the oration on Discovery of Raman Effect–Platinum Jubilee-2005 and the International Year of Physics. Prof Lalit Kumar Kothari, Formerly Head of Physiology Department, SMS Medical College, Jaipur presided over the function. Faculty members and scientists of various academic and research institutes and industries of Jodhpur , and family members of Dr Kothari also graced the occasion.

Inaugural session of the oration function in progress

Dr MP Chacharkar, Director, DLJ delivered the welcome address. Prof Lalit Kumar Kothari in his presidential address highlighted the personal qualities of Prof DS Kothari Prof A R Verma paid rich tributes and pointed out his personal experiences with Prof D S Kothari.

Prof A R Verma gave away Life Time Achievement Awards to Dr PK Ghosh, Sci E and Shri Gyanendra Singh, Sci E for their contributions in the field of science and technology. Vikas Puraskar was awARDEd to Shri AS Rathore, Sci E and his team. Dr Narendra Kumar, Joint Director and Chairman, Organising Committee proposed the vote of thanks.