CSIR Technofest bags Gold Medal
The pavilion of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) was adjudged first for excellence in display in the category, ‘Ministries & Departments’at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF) on the concluding day (Sunday).
The gold medal was presented by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) Chairman LC Mittal.
Dr.GirishSahni, Director General, CSIR said: “Getting recognised for what CSIR is doing is indeed exciting. Everything happened because of the hard work put in by the entire CSIR family. The outcome of the last 75 year journeyof the organisation was on display and people liked it. We tried to portray our technologies in an aesthetically appealing way and we succeeded, as we stood first. This will boost us to continue the good work in the future.”
Talking about the mission and vision of CSIR,he added: “A number of projects are in the pipeline to take our mission projects further. More than 10 projects are being undertaken, including menthol mint production, enabling leather industry and new improved high-yield crop varieties for farmers which will increase their incomes.”
After receiving the award, Dr. Daljit Singh Bedi, Head USD and Coordinator of CSIR Platinum Jubilee Technofest expressed satisfaction, saying it was the most appropriate recognition of the teamwork of CSIR, depicting its contribution to the nation in its journey of more than seven decades in the most effective manner.”