PRESS MEET on the occasion of 74th Foundation Day and Platinum Jubilee commemoration of CSIR

  Press Release Note CSIR Founday Day 2016 celebrations

A PRESS MEET on the occasion of 74th Foundation Day and Platinum Jubilee commemoration of CSIR was held in CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute on 10thOctober 2016.

Addressing the Press, Dr B Chandrasekaran, Director recalled the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of CSIR held in New Delhi on 26th September 2016 wherein the President of CSIR, Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India had emphasised on “the need for technology base and empowering the common man through Science & Technology. All S&T interventions to reach the society: from SME’s to major manufacturing/ exporting houses. The Prime Minister, on that day praised ISRO’s successful launch of the satellite and the CSIR-the pride of the nation.” Said Dr B Chandrasekaran.

Director invited the PRESS to the Foundation Day celebrations in CLRI on 13th October 2016 and detailed the programme.

He said that Shri Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of Atomic Energy would be the Chief Guest and make the Foundation Day lecture on “Getting ready for Knowledge Era.”

Dr T Ramasami, former Secretary, DST would preside over and Smt Mythili Rajendran, IAS, Executive Director of the Tamil Nadu Text Book Society would be the Guest of Honour.

 Dr B Chandrasekaran went on to present the Vision for CSIR-CLRI for Year 2030 and took pride in mentioning that CSIR-CLRI was in the Top 4 of the CSIR laboratories that had links with the Industrial sector.

Director presented the:

  • Technology Mission for CLRI
  • The proposed growth in the sector that is expected to be doubled from current 12 b US$ to 27 b US$ by 2020.
  • The projects under Fast Track Translation, Waterless Chrome tanning Technology that had become a ‘game changer’ in a short period of time.
  • Enzyme based pre-tanning technologies.
  • Meeting of the next MODEUROP Colour Club for the Spring Summer 2018 season that would be held on American soil for the first time in October 2016.
  • India hosting the XXXIV IULTCS Congress during 5-8 February 2017 in Chennai
  • Presentation to BRICS on the new technologies

In conclusion, Director said that: CLRI will work towards ‘sustainable and green development of the Leather Sector.'

Q&A session followed.

PRESS was very keen to learn about the new technologies of CSIR-CLRI and their acceptance by the Industry, as well as the Technology Mission. They also asked about the plan for growth in exports.

Director responded to the questions from the PRESS.

The PRESS MEET thus concluded.

-Reported by Industrial Liaison and Publicity Wing of CSIR-CLRI.