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Memento for 100 Years Celebration - Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Dr.Sarabhai was considered as the Father of the Indian space program; He was a great institution builder and established or helped to establish a large number of institutions in diverse fields. He was instrumental in establishing the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad : after returning from Cambridge to an independent India in 1947, he persuaded charitable trusts controlled by his family and friends to endow a research institution near home in Ahmedabad. Thus, Vikram Sarabhai founded the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad on November 11, 1947. He was only 28 at that time. Sarabhai was a creator and cultivator of institutions and PRL was the first step in that direction. Vikram Sarabhai served of PRL from 1966-1971. He was also Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He along with other Ahmedabad-based industrialists played a major role in the creation of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Some of the most well-known institutions established by Dr. Sarabhai are: Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad Darpan Academy for Performing Arts, Ahmedabad (along with his wife) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad (This institution came into existence after merging six institutions/centres established by Sarabhai) Faster Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), Kalpakkam Varaiable Energy Cyclotron Project, Calcutta Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Jaduguda, Bihar Indian Space Program The establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was one of his greatest achievements. He successfully convinced the government of the importance of a space programme for a developing country like India after the Russian Sputnik launch. Dr. Sarabhai emphasized the importance of a space program. As a result of Dr. Sarabhai's dialogue with NASA in 1966, the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) was launched during July 1975 - July 1976 Dr. Sarabhai started a project for the fabrication and launch of an Indian Satellite. As a result, the first Indian satellite, Aryabhata, was put in orbit in 1975 from a Russian Cosmodrome. Dr. Sarabhai was very interested in science education and founded a Community Science Centre at Ahmedabad in 1966. Today, the Centre is called the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre #PRL #ISRO #sAC #CSC #DARPAN #FBTR #ECIL #UIL #VECP #vssc #DR.VIKRAMSARABHI #VIKRAMSARABHI #Ahmedabad #Ahmadabad #Thiruvananthapuram #Kalpakkam #Calcutta #Hyderabad #Jaduguda www.giftcentre.co.in

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