Hyderabad: Governor of Telangana & Lt Governor of Puducherry Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan joined MIDHANI On the final day of the weeklong exhibition of the defence PSU. Governor was all praises for MIDHANI for successfully carrying out the exhibition celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. MIDHANI organized the public exhibition at two locations, one at Hyderabad and another at Rohtak, Haryana. "MIDHANI received an overwhelming response and the numbers speak for themselves. Around 15,000+ footfall was recorded during the week-long exhibition in Hyderabad and around 5000+ people visited the exhibition at Rohtak", MIDHANI said in an official statement.
During her valedictory speech, the Governor appreciated MIDHANI for the indigenization efforts. Being a doctor by profession, the Governor was well aware of MIDHANI's CSR initiatives of supplying bio-medical implants. Also, she appreciated the critical role played by MIDHANI in ensuring the availability of key materials for space, defence and energy sectors to avoid dependence on foreign supplies.
Speaking on the occasion Dr SK Jha, CMD, MIDHANI said that Aatma Nirbharta' is the only way forward. Atmanirbhar Bharat which translates to 'self-reliant India' or 'self-sufficient India', is the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi ji of making India "a bigger and more important part of the global economy", pursuing policies that are efficient, competitive and resilient, and being self-sustaining and self-generating. Jha thanked the Governor of Telangana for accepting the invitation and taking time out of her busy schedule to visit MIDHANI. He further added that MIDHANI has supplied special metals and alloys to various national programs of space, Defence and Energy sectors. A few examples include GSLV, PSLV, Chandrayaan, Mangalyaan, Gaganyaan, Light Combat Aircraft, Kaveri Engine, Advance Ultra Super Critical Programme etc.
Director (Finance) N Gowri Sankara Rao gave the Vote of Thanks.
During the exhibition in Hyderabad Unit, Guest Lectures were organized on Metallurgical topics by eminent speakers from reputed organizations and metallurgy background students from various engineering colleges were invited to attend it. A special session for women employees was also organized during the week. The general public, local engineering/polytechnic/ degree colleges and school students were sent invitations for walk-in visits. More than 50 colleges and more than 50 schools have visited the exhibition during the past 7 days.
This was one of a kind opportunity for the people of Hyderabad to see marquee defence products displayed at a single location. This was made possible by the initiative taken by the Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India, by dedicating a week i.e. 13th-19th Dec for showcasing defence products at different locations across the country by various defence establishments. In this process, exhibitions were held at around 75 locations and 7 curated museums were created and these were virtually inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of senior officials of DDP, MoD.
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