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128th Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated at CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar on 14th April 2019

 

CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar celebrated 128th Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th Apr 2019. Prof. Sashmi Nayak, Ambedkar Chair Professor & Director of NISWASS, Bhubaneswar was the Chief Guest and Dr. R. Rajendran, Professor of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering was the Chief Speaker. The program started with the lightening of the lamp & invocation song by the students of RRL Project school. Dr. Ashok Kumar Sahu, Chief Scientist & Chairman of the organizing committee introduced the guests. Prof. S. Basu, Director of CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar in his welcome address highlighted the views of Dr. Ambedkar on some important issues. Chief Speaker Dr. Rajendran told about the initiatives by Dr. Ambedkar that have greatly influenced the policies and transformed the way India today. Chief Guest of the function Prof. Nayak described how socio-political thought of Dr. Ambedkar’s was respected across the political spectrum in post-Independence India and also is being respected today. Dignitaries distributed prizes to the students of RRL Project school and children of staffs for their participation in various competitions. On this occasion SC/ST Employees Welfare Association distributed school bags & study materials to few needy students. The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera, Scientist & General Secretary of SC/ST Employees Welfare Organization