Kochi: National Technology Day was celebrated at the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Thrikkakara, on Tuesday with a set of lectures. NPOL Scientist M. Aravindakshan delivered the technology day speech on ‘Submersibles for Ocean Exploration'. Vinod P. Abraham, GM (NWO-1), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Ernakulam, delivered a lecture on ‘Technological Advancements in Communication'.
NPOIL Director S. Anantha Narayanan addressed the gathering and presented the DRDO Medal to Mr. Aravindakshan and mementos to those who secured patents recently.
May 11 was declared National Technology Day after India tested nuclear devices at Pokhran on that date in 1998.