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National Technology Day-2019 celebrated at CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar on 20th May 2019


Every year National Technology Day is observed on 11th May in India and CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology celebrates it with great joy. However, this year the institute celebrated National Technology Day on 20th May 2019 after the recovery from the effect of server cyclonic storm ‘Fani’. The function was started with the lighting of the lamp and introductory address by the director of the institute, Prof. S. Basu. He introduced the chief guest, Prof. K.A. Natarajan, Emeritus Professor and Raja Ramanna Fellow, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. DG-CSIR, Dr. S.C. Mande thanked all the staffs & director of IMMT over video conference for the tremendous efforts to restore the normal activities after the effect of cyclone before the start of the lecture by the chief guest. He also thanked the IMMT team under the leadership of the director for leading the relief work with close association with CSIR laboratories (CFTRI, CMCRI, IHBT) in cyclone-affected areas of Odisha. After that, Prof. Natarajan delivered his National Technology Day lecture on “Biotechnology of Gold”. In his lecture, Prof. Natarajan highlighted the role of various microorganisms in the formation, conversion, and precipitation of gold under the earth's crust. At the end of the program, Dr. Manas Dalai, the Convener of the Colloquium Committee, gave the vote of thanks.