The 4th Young Scientists Meet (YSM), organized by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), New Delhi along with other Delhi based laboratories of the DRDO, commenced November 10, 2016. DRDO provides a platform to its young scientists in the form of YSM to interact, network, discuss and share their scientific ideas that help them unleash their creative and innovative potential. Complete autonomy was given by DRDO headquarters to the organizing team comprising young scientists under the age of 35, right from the inception and planning to execution of the event. Also, the opportunity was given to young scientists to share the dais with the head of their organization.
YSM 2016 is a two-day technical event with participation of around 200 young scientists of DRDO coming from various laboratories from all over India. The program emphasizes on making each and every scientist to enthusiastically take part in various open competitions and team building activities. Various talks delivered by eminent speakers from inside and outside DRDO were organized to motivate the young minds.
The programme was inaugurated by Secretary Department of Defence (R&D) & Chairman, DRDO Dr. S Christopher. In his keynote address, Dr. Christopher encouraged his younger colleagues to be upright and never change their goals in the journey of their career.
The core theme of the event was ‘Convert Challenges into Opportunities’. The Chairman, DRDO interacted with the young scientist individually and discussed their research areas. All the events starting from innovative ideas, poster presentation, team building activities, interactive quiz, open interaction and discussion amongst the scientist received tremendous responses from the participants. Scientists from different laboratories presented their work and shared their aspirations with the head of the organization.