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International Women's Day was celebrated in the Institute on March 08, 2017. The programme started at 11:00 AM wherein Director welcomed all the employees and students of CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata in celebrating the incidental event with a pledge to usher the right balance in the society. His welcome note was followed by a talk and an interactive session thereafter, with the speaker, famous Novelist and Short Story Writer, Smt Alka Saraogi, Recipient of the 2001 Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi for her novel Kalikatha: Via Bypass.

The conclusion of the programme was drawn by showcasing the best documentary award winning film for the year 2011 on Human Trafficking by Shila Datta, recipient of Banga Ratna Award, 2011-12. The response was awestruck and the awareness built will last for years to come. Thanks to all the Divisional Heads for their unstinted support. Special thanks to Shri P Paliwal, Sr Hindi Officer (SG) for his assistance all through.


The journey of CSIR-CGCRI as the Nodal Agency in the area of Educational/Research organizations of the Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC), Kolkata-II started with a lecture at the Institute on September 28, 2016 by an eminent scientist, writer and formerly Project Director, DRDO, Prof Arun Tiwari, on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the People’s President of India who created his own axiom of ‘Let my brain remove your pain’. The title of Prof Tiwari’s lecture was ‘What I learnt from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’. Introducing the speaker Dr K Muraleedharan, Director, CSIR-CGCRI, mentioned about Prof. Tiwari’s long acquaintance with his mentor for a good period of thirty years. In his talk Prof Tiwari unfolded his pleasant and inspiring experience of association with Dr Kalam – an experience of seeing his mentor’s translation from a subordinate scientist developing missile systems to a technology manager developing civilian spin off of defence technologies. Prof Tiwari remarked that he has been blessed to work in the shadow of a peerless icon of modern India. Prof Tiwari paid tribute to his mentor by saying that compassion has been his supreme virtue and helping the needy his greatest duty.

Prof Arun Tiwari speaking on his mentor Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in the lecture marking the beginning of journey of
CSIR-CGCRI as the Nodal agency of TOLIC


With a view to create interest towards Hindi and to encourage the officers and employees to do official work in Hindi, HINDI FORTNIGHT was organised at the Institute from September 01 to 15, 2016. Shri Rahul Dev, an Eminent Journalist and former Executive Editor, Jansatta, delivered the 5th Diamond Jubilee Lecture entitled ‘Bhasha Aur Navachar’ in the official language on September 15, 2016, while noted litterateur and critic Prof Swapan Chakraborty presided over the function. Prizes were also given to the successful candidates of different cultural competitions and the song competition organised in Hindi.

Hindi Fortnight concluding function organised at CSIR-CGCRI on September 15, 2016


Teachers’ Day was celebrated at the Institute on September 05, 2016. Dr K Muraleedharan greeted all the students on this auspicious occasion and delivered the Teachers’ Day address.

Dr P Sujatha Devi, Principal Scientist and Students’ Counselor, narrated the importance of the Day to the students, while Dr R N Basu, Head, HRD, delivered his message on this occasion. Around eighty students attended the function.


Sadbhavna Diwas was observed on August 19, 2016 at the Institute to promote national integration and harmony among the people of all religions in this region. Dr K Muraleedharan, Director, CSIR-CGCRI administered the Sadbhavna Diwas pledge to all the employees/officials.

International Day of Yoga@CSIR-CGCRI

International Day of Yoga was observed on June 21, 2016 at our Institute. The World Yoga Society supported the programme by deputing their two Trainers and two Executives. The programme was held at M N Saha Auditorium and its adjacent K D Sharma Multipurpose Hall. Further, CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centra also conducted a programme on the occasion of International Yoga Day in their Committee Room. [REPORT]

National Technology Day Celebration@CSIR-CGCRI

CSIR-CGCRI celebrated National Technology Day on May 31, 2016. Shri Kamal Dasgupta, Chief Scientist and Head, Fibre Optics and Photonics Division, CSIR-CGCRI delivered the National Technology Day Lecture on “Technology Developments at Fibre Optics and Photonic Division”. [REPORT]


Dr. S.K. Bhadra, Chief Scientist, Fiber Optics and Photonics Division and Head, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR-CGCRI delivered National Science Day Lecture on "Wonders of Raman Scattering and Its Importance in Optical Fiber" on February 29, 2016


Honourable Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India and Vice President, CSIR - Dr. Harsh Vardhan visited CSIR-CGCRI on 8th February, 2016. [REPORT]

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