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Title :
Birth Anniversary of Doctor Vikram Sarabhai
Objective :
To remember & praise one of the greatest scientists of India on his 100th Birthday; and to let the world know about the great achievements & inventions of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
Colour Scheme :
Spacecraft Launching & the Space on the border.
Focus I :
The Picture of Chandrayaan 2; as Chandrayaan 2's lander is named Vikram after Dr Vikram A. Sarabhai, a tribute by ISRO to the man behind it's existence.
Focus II :
His Picture; to let the people see & recognize who he was.
Misc. :
This year (2019) marks his (Dr. Vikram's) 100th Birth Anniversary. A special occasion for the country & ISRO people as well as for those who are keen & interested in learning about space.
Date :
12th August
Related to :
Birth Anniversary of the scientist, innovator, businessman, industrialist, a visionary & an art connoisseur who put India on the global space map.
Connect Date :
12 August 1919
Connect Place :
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India.
Special 1 :
He was the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He also played a major role in the creation of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Some of the others are : Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad. Darpan Academy for Performing Arts, Ahmedabad (along with his wife). Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. Faster Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), Kalpakkam. Varaiable Energy Cyclotron Project, Calcutta. Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad. Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Jaduguda, Bihar.
Special 2 :
His first milestones was establishing the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad on November 11, 1947; But the establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was one of his greatest achievements. Dr Vikram Sarabhai received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Medal in 1962. The nation honoured him awarding Padma Bhushan in 1966 and Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972.
More Info :
Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha supported Dr. Sarabhai in setting up the first rocket launching station in India. This center was established at Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram on the coast of the Arabian Sea because of its proximity to the equator. After the sudden demise of Homi Bhabha in an air crash, Vikram Sarabhai took over as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission in May 1966.
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