Sandeep Baruah (VU2MSY), Scientific Officer, Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi with a 2m handy and
Rakesh (VU3RDZ) in the demonstration programme at India Gate Lawns. Rakesh is putting the
mic. to a young visitor, while Sunil (VU2UKR-standing just left to Rakesh)) explains ham
radio to the
young boy. The boy's mother watches gladly to her son talking on the radio.
THE LONGEST DURATION HAM RADIO DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMMES IN INDIA !
The Culmination of the year long celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of India's
Independence was marked by special events during August 1998. One of them was an
exhibition organised at India Gate Lawns during 1-16 August, jointly by Vigyan Prasar and
NCSTC. The event was successful in familiarising people with the role of science and
technology in the development of the country and also projecting a vision of the country
for the next 50 years. As part of the exhibition, a Ham radio demonstration was organised
by Vigyan Prasar to popularize the hobby. This was one of the longest ham radio
demonstration programmes in the country visited by more than 3,000 enthusiasts. More than
700 copies of the booklet entitled "Be a Ham! Talk to the World" , published by
Vigyan Prasar were distributed freely to the visitors. The VU2NCT club station of Vigyan
Prasar & NCSTC was operated by VU2MSY. Many local hams provided their helping hand during the exhibition.