Ode to Dr. Vikram Sarabhai by Dr. S.B. Sharma

On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of the visionary Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, VSSC-Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram organized a Memorial lecture as a tribute to the father of Indian Space Programme. This year the honor of delivering the memorial lecture was bestowed upon yet another eminent name Dr. S.B.Sharma, Ex.President, Indus University. Dr. Sharma joined the strings of luminaries such as Dr. APJ Kalam, Dr. S Ramaseshan, Dr. P.K. Iyengar to name a few, who had been associated with this annual memorial lecture in the past. The lecture was held on 12th August’15 at VSSC Auditorium on the topic ‘Vikram Sarabhai Culture & Success of ISRO’. Dr. Sharma’s association with ISRO is a celebrated one, with his service in the capacity of Deputy Director at Space Application Centre, undoubtedly made him the best choice to give this tribute to Dr. Sarabhai. VSSC Human Library & Information Division also conferred the title of Human Book on Dr. Sharma. This accolade comes his way for his vast experiential knowledge gained through years of dedication.