Prof. Satish Dhawan Birth Centenary Programme at ISRO HQ
Birth centenary programme of Prof. Satish Dhawan was conducted on 25th September 2020 through virtual mode. The programme was organized ISRO Hq, Department of Space. The participants include Secretary, Department of Space / Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation,Dr. K Sivan, Dr Kasturirangan, Former Secretary, DOS, Scientific Secretary, ISRO, Dr. Roddam Narasimha, former Director, NAL, Dr. TK Prahad, former director, NAL & student of Prof. Dhawan and Dr.Jyotsna Dhawan D/o of Prof. Satish Dhawan. After the invocation Dr. Sivan and senior officials of ISRO Hq. paid floral tributes to the portrait of Prof Dhawan. The speakers shared their association with Prof. Dhawan and his contributions to aerospace engineering, Indian Institute of Sciences and ISRO. Dr.Kasturirangan recollected his experiences of working with Prof. Dhawan, his management perpective in shaping the Indian Space Research Organisation and creating an ecosystem with industry for delivering the space systems. Dr. Narasimha applauded his contribution to the aerospace community in the country. Dr. Prahlad has highlighted Prof. Dhawan’s relationship with students and encouragement given. Dr. Jyotsna recalled her family association with Prof. Satish. CBPO, ISRO Hq has brought out aphoto album with rare collection of Prof. Dhawan’s memories and was released by Dr. Sivan. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India sent a message, which was read by Secretary, DOS. The function ended with vote of thanks and National Anthem.