Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has received the 'Most Informative Pavilion' Award in Pride of India Expo organized as part of the 105th Indian Science Congress held from March 16-20, 2018 at Manipur University, Imphal. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had inaugurated this annual mega event on March 16, 2018.
DRDO participated in the expo showcasing cutting-edge indigenous defence technologies with over 150 exhibits and models from 18 DRDO laboratories. The DRDO pavilion at the Expo was a big attraction among the visitors particularly students, who got opportunity to interact with DRDO scientists. The scientists engaged the visitors in the lively discussions on science and technologies.
The participation of DRDO in the Indian Science Congress reaffirmed the message to masses that strength of 'science and knowledge' and the resultant self-reliance by converting this knowledge into technologies and systems through innovation were essential to ensure peace and national security. Chairman DRDO & Secretary DDR&D Dr S Christopher congratulated the organizing team for the award.