Pendyala Shankarachary of BrahMos honoured with Prime Minister's Shram Vir Award

BrahMos Aerospace (August 20, 2014)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister of India has bestowed Shri Pendyala Shankarachary, Technical Supervisor- Grade III (Production) of BrahMos Aerospace, Hyderabad with the "Shram Vir Award" for year 2013 in recognition of his distinguished and outstanding performance.

"Shram Vir Award" is instituted by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India, to recognise the performance, innovative abilities, outstanding contribution in the field of productivity and exhibition of exceptional courage and presence of mind amongst the workmen employed in various public & private sector undertakings.

Pendyala Shankarachary, Technical Supervisor at BrahMos Facility in Hyderabad has played a pivotal role in the Production Department. He has single handedly carried out repairs to a Russian made computerised test equipment.

He has developed a technological process of testing the subsystem at various stages of integration and employed various productivity improvement strategies during the missile integration activities by adhering to horizontal integration process, multitasking of team members, optimum use of mechanised tools and test jigs, ensuring best engineering practices. This has resulted in greater reliability of the on-board system, thus improving productivity.

P. Shankarachary has also displayed par excellence innovative and analytical skills in the development of various on-board and ground systems for BRAHMOS guided missile project. His one of the outstanding contributions has been the Development of Electrical Simulator and corresponding cable harness, for the BRAHMOS missile.

He has also exhibited single minded devotion to duty and made numerous technical contributions which have resulted in higher productivity.

The award will be presented by the Prime Minister at a function to be held in New Delhi.

The Prime Minister's Shram Awards were instituted in 1985 by the Government of India. This national award is conferred on workers for outstanding contributions that improve productivity, innovation, and indigenisation, resulting in saving foreign exchange. The award is also given for long-term exceptional dedicated work.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander