Hyderabad: Golden Jubilee Celebrations of NFC as part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav
On the eve of 112th birth anniversary of Dr. Homi Bhabha , 50th Golden Jubilee celebrations of NFC and 75 years of India’s Independence celebrations, Dr K N Vyas, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission & Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Dr A K Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai visited Nuclear Fuel Complex recently.
During the visit, Dr Mohanty, Director, BARC inaugurated Zirconium Fabrication Expansion Plant and New High Speed Ultrasonic Tube Testing System. Dr Vyas, Chairman, AEC & Secretary, DAE has unveiled the bust of Dr J Homi Bhabha, inaugurated the Swarna Jayanthi Dwaar and unveiled statue of Swami Vivekananda at DAE Colony. Dr D K Sinha, Director, AMD, Rear Admiral (Retd) Sanjay Chaubey, CMD, ECIL and Dr S K Jha, CMD, MIDHANI have graced the occasion.
Dr KN Vyas appreciated the efforts under the leadership of Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chief Executive, NFC for various initiatives taken namely introducing automation of equipment and processes giving more emphasis to safety and quality standards. Dr AK Mohanty acknowledged NFC developmental activities similar to the standards of BARC.
Dr. Dinesh Srivastava CE, NFC has shown to Dr KN Vyas and Dr. AK Mohanty the various critical products developed by NFC for high technology applications in DAE as well as Defence and Space. They witnessed several State of art technologies developed by NFC like Plasma Melting Furnace, SG Tube Manufacturing Facilities, New Control Room with SCADA control for Uranium Dioxide Powder production.
A review of various products delivered to BARC and DAE was conducted including the Plants where such manufacturing is being carried out. Chairman, AEC and Director, BARC also visited Sanjivini Hospital at DAE Colony and appreciated the efforts of medical staff and NFC in fighting COVID pandemic. Visiting dignitaries have witnessed the cultural programme by children of AEC Schools at DAE Colony.