Hyderabad, India: The Remote Sensing Day, Birthday of Indian Scientist Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai, was celebrated by Indian Society of Remote Sensing – Hyderabad Chapter (ISRS-HC) in association with NRSC, ISRO at National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) campus.
In his inaugural speech, Dr.V.Jayaraman, Director, NRSC, discussed about the evolution of Indian Space Programme with special emphasis on Remote Sensing and Climate Change. Dr.V.Jayaraman and G. Behera, Chairman ISRS-HC, gave a brief insight into the life and works of Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai.
School children from selected schools of the twin city of Hyderabad and Secunderabad including Delhi Public School, Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, NSKK High School, DAV Public School and St. Andrews School, were invited to be the part of celebration. Apart from students, members of ISRS-HC also participated in the celebration. There were 300 students from various schools.
There were two technical lectures by Dr. M.V.R. Sesha Sai, Head, Agriculture Division, NRSC; and Dr. M Ravichandran, Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information (INCOIS). Dr. Sai addressed “What, Why and When” of remote sensing followed by Dr. Ravichandran who spoke on Global Warming. The lectures were of 40 minutes duration and were well received by the students.
A small exhibition of satellite images, maps and a working model of Satellite Data Receiving Station, was also arranged for the students. A full India AWiFS mosaic and a calendar were distributed to all the participants. M/S RSI Soft Tech Ltd Hyderabad sponsored the event and also joined the exhibition to showcase products and services offered by them for the benefit of the ISRS members.