New Delhi: As India makes advances in the field of science and technology, from successfully launching nuclear missiles to inventing robots that treat cancer, one should not forget the people behind these innovations.
On the May 11, 1998, India exploded a nuclear device in the face of international sanctions. Since then, the country has felicitated engineers and scientists this day, people who have developed indigenous technology for the national good. May 11 is National Technology Day.
Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam himself stepped in to do the honours. Ramesh Sojira was the first to step up to the dias. He makes a software that matches satellite images with GPS co-ordinates. Generating three dimensional maps that are used to plan new cities, estimate farm and forest cover, even guard borders. Scanpoint Geomatics is the only Indian company to do this at half the cost of foreign firms.
Ramesh Sojitra, Managing Director, Scanpoint Geomatics Ltd, said, "It gives us pride to prove that we can compete with big MNCs."...more
09:42 AM, May 12, 2012