Dr Rajagopala Chidambaram was the chief guest at the 32nd Foundation Day programme of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology on Monday.

Indore : Principal scientific advisor to Government of India, Dr Rajagopala Chidambaram understands the necessity of international collaborations but he points out that it is possible to develop faster and have special advantages by becoming leaders in technology and science.

Chidambaram shared his views on growth and development in the country quoting the importance of leadership at the 32nd foundation day celebration of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology at their premises on Monday.

“RRCAT is fit to be a leader in technology in the world, it fits the definition of being accepted as a leader,” Chidambaram said. Further, he appreciated the achievements of RRCAT like new insertion devices, free electron laser development and up-gradation of RF activator.

Chidambaram shared his view on ‘India of our dream’ saying that it is possible to have an economically developed, scientifically advanced and military strong India. “It is possible with knowledge,” he said.

Talking about international collaboration he quoted, “International organisations and collaboration are necessary for growth today, and we must have them but it should always be an initiative of Indians.”

During his address, Chidambaram emphasised on spreading technology, knowledge and education to rural areas. “Nothing can stop India from becoming a developed and robust nation,” he said.

Sharing his valuable insight on the present condition of India, he said, “We are already over the anti-fragile phase, and now nothing can beat us.” He explained that anti-fragile is a word that determines the power of becoming stronger in difficult situations, it is strengthening and not mere survival.

He discussed various projects of RRCAT that mark a world record, specially emphasising on Indus 2. He also appreciated the works of RRCAT in laser cutting, which is necessary for the future of technology and cost saving.

Coming to the importance of communication and collaborations, Chidambaram views the future as, “We will probably be using a technology based in France and getting results in Mumbai through connectivity in the future.” He elaborated on the use and adoption of connectivity of technological centres all over the world.

He concluded his address with the importance of leadership. “We need young leaders who have belief, determination, passion, and good character.”

Director of RRCAT, PD Gupta shared the developments of RRCAT in the preceding year. He said, “We have developed the only synchronisation radiator in the country, and making Indus 2 the largest radiator in the country.”  With pride, he shared that RRCAT has successfully build another RF power, which will be used in case of replacement. “RRCAT has the highest solid state amplifier in the world now, which we developed last year,” Gupta said. Pointing out the most interesting and major development of 2015, Gupta said, “Our innovation lead to the development of underwater laser cutting in Dhruv reactor.”

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