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‘Mars Man’ title conferred on Indian Space Scientist by Indian Frontliners
December 3, 2018, 2:44 pm
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Indian Frontliners, Kuwait awarded Padma Shri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai with the ‘Mars Man' title during its 51st Engineers’ Day celebrations held at Global English Indian School, Fahaheel on 25 November. The 2 hour-long program was witnessed by a large crowd.

The distinguished space scientist worked with the Indian Space Research Organisation and served as Director of the ISRO Satellite Centre, India. Annadurai was listed among the 100 Global thinkers of 2014 and topped the innovator's list.

Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai is visiting Kuwait for the first time to attend the 51st Engineers’ Day celebrations organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), Kuwait Chapter. IEI’s Chairman Dr. Mahendran was kind enough to bring this eminent personality to the Indian Frontliners where he met with Indian students and parents and delivered an inspiring speech. Also, he had a long Q&A session and inspired many of the young Indian school children in Kuwait. This 'NerukkuNer' interview with the public stole the show.

Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai was honored by IFL founder Writer  N.C. Mohandoss and Team with the award title 'Mars Man', which he acknowledged as his 76th Award. It was a proud moment for all the Indians in Kuwait and the Indian Frontliners to honor him with this coveted title.

Dr. Annadurai presented certificates of merit to all the Tamil teachers of Nandhavanam group and SenthamilKalaiMandram for their services. Also, he appreciated three students for their proficiency in the field of Science.

The program was organized by Priya Ambal and Vijayapriya Ramanan in their usual style, while the vote of thanks was given by C.Lakshmanan .The event organizer Hari Lakshmanan welcomed the gathering. President Dr. Ananthi Natarajan introduced IFL social activities to the Chief Guest. IFL Vice-President Er.Senthil Kumar presented IEI Chairman Dr. Mahendran with a citation letter of award for their generosity. With the standing ovation Padmavathy Senthil Kumar introduced Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai to the audience.

In his speech, he insisted on a ‘Questioning’ attitude to reason out and grow to the next stage. His speech and Q&A session were very useful. He encouraged the students to become more successful in their life and push for the dreams they would really want. Artist Kondalraj sketched a live portrait of him during his speech and was well appreciated by Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai.

Dr. Annadurai is the recipient of many awards and honors. He was the recipient of one of the highest civilian awards in India 'Padma Shri' in the year 2016. He has been conferred Doctor of Science (Honouris Causa) by many universities around the world. He has received several awards.

It was India’s first mission to the moon launched by ISRO. Annadurai was the Program Director for India’s lunar probes Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2.India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has created the first global map of water in the Moon's soil. In the 60s and 70s, people who landed on a Moon, they didn’t confirm.Now, the Indian flag is flying there and is paving the way for future generations.

In 2014, India achieved an incredible feat in the space technology field. In its maiden attempt, India became the first Asian Nation to reach the Mars orbit, and the first Nation in the world to do so in its first attempt. One man who held it all together and made us proud is Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai.

Apart from his scientific work, he is proficient in the Tamil language, and is an honorary author of ‘ValarumAriviyal’ magazine. He is proficient in both languages Tamil and English, a good orator, poet and essay writer.  He is also the best human being whose heart is filled with humanity.

He has written three books in Tamil namely, 'KaiyarukeNila', 'Siragaivirikkum Mangalyaan' and 'AriviyalKalanjiyam'. The Book 'KaiyarukeNila' has won S. P. Adithanar Literary award for the year 2013. He also authors a book 'KaiyarugeSevvai'. He writes for a regular weekly columns in Tamil periodicals to explain rocket science in a simple language and to inspire the youth. Also, during holidays, Annadurai loves to tour across the country, meeting and interacting with the students to encourage interest in science and technology.

The Indian Frontliners is proud to receive and honor Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai in Kuwait for the first time and let the Indians in Kuwait stay connected with him for a brighter India.

 

 

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