The 100th birth anniversary of Scientist Vikram Sarabhai was celebrated on 12-8-2019.
Vikram Sarabhai is known as the father of Indian space program.
Born on 12-8-1919 in Ahmedabad, Dr Sarabhai founded the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad in 1947.
He was also chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and played a major role in the creation of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Some other well-known institutions established by Sarabhai are: Faster Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), Kalpakkam, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Variable Energy Cyclotron Project, Kolkata and Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda (Jharkhand).