ERDA commemorated National Technology Day 2023

National Technology Day in India holds historical significance and is celebrated to commemorate achievements and advancements in the field of science and technology. This day, observed on May 11 every year, marks the successful nuclear tests conducted at Pokhran, Rajasthan, in 1998, known as Operation Shakti.

On May 11 2023, ERDA commemorated National Technology Day with the theme “Leading to a Better World with Technological Advancements” at Vadodara facility to highlight its diverse array of R&D facilities which includes innovative technologies developed by ERDA.

Shri Jatin Upadhyay, Incharge Head, Gujarat Power Research and Development Cell (GPRD), Gandhinagar graced the occasion as chief guest of the event. Director ERDA, Dr. Satish Chetwani along with Chief Guest Shri Jatin Upadhyay and ERDA HODs inaugurated the function through lighting the Lamp ceremony.

On the occasion of National Technology Day technical papers presentation were given by employees of R&D and Expert Services division. These included subjects such as “Overview of Energy Storage Technologies”, “DC Charger for Electrical Vehicle and “Condition Assessment and Performance Monitoring of Solar PV Module through Thermal Imaging and I-V Characteristics”.

Shri Jatin Upadhyay delivered a technical lecture on the occasion and emphasised insights on core areas of research and status of research project conducted by GPRD cell.

Award distribution ceremony was also held during the Technology Day with distribution of more than 50 awards in different categories.