NIT Kurukshetra hosts annual Science & Technology fete; BRAHMOS missile major crowd puller , (March 13, 2014)

KURUKSHETRA (BNS): Even as the ambitious "Make-In-India" programme is steadily gaining ground at various levels, an annual Science & Technology fete centered on the popular theme has kicked off at NIT Kurukshetra with BrahMos Aerospace participating in a big way.

"TechSpardha 15"- a four-day event based on Science & Technology involving thousands of young students bringing in their novel, breakthrough ideas to design, develop and showcase new innovations, has begun at the NIT campus on March 12.

BrahMos Aerospace, which is participating in the event, is displaying the world-class, universal BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system from different launch platforms.

A full-scale model of the missile, also on display, is a huge crowd puller, with many students and other enthusiasts thronging in to get a glimpse of the weapon.

Exhorting the young, talented minds, taking part in the event, Dr. Satish Kumar, Distinguished Scientist, CC R&D (Tech Management), DRDO has said that the Make-In-India programme has offered numerous challenges and opportunities to the new-generation of engineers and scientists to make the country great and prosperous.

"India can do. Indians can do. We have to do. We have all the capabilities to make our country prosperous and great," the distinguished scientist, while inaugurating the national-level event, said on Thursday.

"Scientific academia is the foundation to create quality manpower," he added.

Prof. Anand Mohan, Director of NIT, said: "Today, the time and focus has shifted from technology-based to knowledge-based to innovation-based products. Innovation has become the top priority at the national level."

He further said that isolated research alone cannot lead to a world-class product.

"It needs synergy and multi-disciplinary approach at various levels to achieve breakthrough in designing and developing world-class systems.

Prateek Garg, MD and CEO of Progressive Infotech Pvt. Ltd and a alumni of the prestigious institute, said that the art of "learning, unlearning and relearning" things is the key to success in today's rapidly changing technological environment.

BrahMos Aerospace also organised a quiz competition with a large number of participation from the students and enthusiasts.

  • "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