Indian Science Congress: Pride of India Expo : GP Message
Prof. D. Narayana Rao, a scientist of repute is known for his scientific contributions in the field of Atmospheric and Space Sciences. He has worked in S.V. University, Tirupati in different capacities. He has carried out several sponsored research projects. He was later on appointed by the Government of India as Director, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Department of Space. Presently, he is the Director Research at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu. He had the unique privilege of sensitizing and motivating the young students of SRM University in designing, developing a Nano Satellite launched by ISRO in October 2011. He has published more than 120 research papers in highly reputed international journals. 29 students were awarded their Ph.D degrees under his research supervision. In recognition of his scientific contributions, he has received several awards including Sir. C.V. Raman award for outstanding contributions to Physical Sciences, Astronautical Society of India (ASI) award for excellence in the field of Space Science and Applications, presented by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in the year 1996. He had the privilege of receiving the S.S. Bhatnagar memorial Award (ISCA) from the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in the year 2011.
Tirupati is an ancient holy city located in the south-eastern part of Andhra Pradesh. It is known as the abode of God Venkateswara and is located in the Chittoor district of the state. Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, there are many major cities like Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Chennai near the city. Tirupati is known for Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, which is one of the most important pilgrim sites in India and draws millions of devotees every year. The temple is located at the Tirumala Hills, which are one of the oldest rock mountains. Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, besides other historical temples, and is referred to as the "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh". Tirupati is also home to many educational institutions and universities. For the year 2012-13, India's Ministry of Tourism named Tirupati as the "Best Heritage City".
Genesis is a one day symposium which is organized concurrent to ISC. The Genesis Conference was started in the Year 2000 with the objective of bringing Scientists, Industry, Academia and Policy Makers on the same platform to exchange ideas and explore collaborative opportunities.