Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana visits NDRF and Karnataka State Centre

It was a momentous occasion for The Institution of Engineers (India) - Karnataka State Centre and National Design & Research Forum when Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana visited NDRF and Karnataka State Centre to participate in an Interactive Meet on “Mini Unmanned Systems for National Security and Societal Applications” on 2 March 2015.

Dr. L.V. Muralikrishna Reddy, President, IEI received the Hon’ble Governor. After a brief interactive session with the senior members of the Karnataka State Centre and Board of Governors of NDRF, presided over by Dr. L.V. Muralikrishna Reddy, the Hon’ble Governor witnessed the flying demonstrations of Micro Air Vehicles used for societal applications including the Agriculture Quadcopter, Micro Quadcopter, Mini Quadcopter, Mini Hexacopter, Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle, and the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle.

The Hon’ble Governor also went around the static display of Mini Unmanned Systems and Technologies put up by Members of the NDRF (Consortium), and interacted with the Research and Engineering teams. Following the static display, the Governor participated in an interactive meeting and addressed the well-attended gathering of invitees and members. Dr. B.V.A. Rao, Chairman-BOG, NDRF welcomed the Hon’ble Governor and other invitees. Lt Gen (Dr) V J Sundaram, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.) and Advisor (Micro-Nano-Bio Systems), NDRF spoke on “Genesis and Future of MICAVs in India”. Dr. K. Ramachandra, Director, NDRF gave a presentation on “Applications and Futuristic Technologies: NDRF (Consortium)”. Prof. R.M. Vasagam, Recipient of Padma Shri and Chairman, Karnataka State Centre, spoke on the “Student Built Satellite Programme” and Dr. U. Chandrasekhar, Secretary & Director General, IEI, gave a presentation on “Capacity Building: Young Engineers / Scientists”.

Speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Governor highlighted the need for closer communication between researchers and end-users, so that, researchers address citizens’ needs. He expressed satisfaction at the work being done and suggested areas like encryption, surveillance technologies, and renewable energy that could be taken up by IEI.

Dr. Wooday P. Krishna, Honorary Secretary, Karnataka State Centre, proposed the vote of thanks.


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