For the first time, students from various schools of Delhi were also invited at DRDO Bhawan on this occasion.
The purpose was to motivate the children with the diverse and great qualities of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who had special affinity for children and youth of the country.
Young scientist from various DRDO labs were also invited.
W Selvamurthy, former Chief Controller of DRDO and a renowned scientist graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
GS Malik, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller at DRDO delivered the welcome address where he remembered Dr Kalam who gave the Mantra of self-reliance in Defence Technology.
Dr Manas K Mandal, Distinguished Scientist & Director General (Life Sciences) at DRDO also delivered the lecture and described Dr Kalam as a leader who was born to bring the change.
He also motivated the audience particularly students to make consistent effort towards innovation.