SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR

Sir Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (February 21, 1894 – January 1, 1955)

I have always been associated with many prominent figures eminent in other ways, but Dr Bhatnagar was a special combination of many things, added to which was a tremendous energy with an enthusiasm to achieve things. The result was he left a record of achievement which was truly remarkable. I can truly say that but for Dr Bhatnagar you could not have seen today the chain of national laboratories.

- Pandit Jawaharlal

Dr Bhatnagar was born in Shahpur, now in Pakistan. His father Parmeshwari Sahai Bhatnagar died when he was only eight months old and he spent his childhood in the house of his maternal grandfather, an engineer, where he developed a liking for science and engineering. He used to enjoy building mechanical toys, electronics batteries, string telephones, etc. From his maternal family he also inherited a gift of poetry, and his Urdu one-act play Karamati won the first prize in a competition.

He received a number of honours in recognition of his significant contributions. In 1936, the British Government conferred on him the Order of British Empire. In 1941, he was made the Knight Bachelor. The Society of Chemical Industry (UK) elected him as Honorary Fellow in 1943 and later, as Vice President. Still greater recognition of his contributions in Science was his election in 1943 as a Fellow of Royal Society of London. He was a past President of the Indian Science Congress and National Institute of Science and an Honorary Fellow of Asiatic Society. Among the Universities, which have conferred Honorary Doctorates on him include Oxford, Agra, Allahabad, Banaras, Delhi, Lucknow, Patna and Saugar. He was honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 1954.

The CSIR came into operation on 26th September, 1942. The BSIR and IRUC were designated as advisory bodies to the Government body of the CSIR. In 1943 the Governing Body of CSIR approved the proposal mooted by Bhatnagar to establish five national laboratories the National Chemical Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, the Fuel Research Station and the Glass and Ceramics Research Institute. In 1944 in addition to its annual budget of Rs. 1 million, the CSIR received a grant of Rs. 10 million for the establishment of three laboratories. The Tata Industrial House donated Rs. 2 million for the Chemical, metallurgical and fuel research laboratories.

After his death, CSIR established Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for eminent scientists in his honour. IN remembrance of the services rendered by him, the Sports Promotion Board of CSIR conducts indoor and outdoor games every year.

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Sports are a universal form of recreation. They are also one of the great expressions of the aspirations of man to excel. Besides, sports help in building and maintaining a healthy mind in a healthy body. Perhaps, it was due to these very reasons that organization of sports and creation of recreational environment became an integral part of the personnel policy of CSIR.

This CSIR sports tournament was elevated to an all India level for participation by all CSIR laboratories after the sudden demise of our founder Director General, Dr. S.S. Bhatnagar in 1955. It was named in his memory as the Sir Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Memorial Tournament. In the first few years, it was organized biannually with competition in games of Cricket, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Carrom and Bridge. The CSIR Headquarters Staff Club used to organize the tournament in CSIR laboratories over a period of 7 to 8 days, every alternate year. The Bhatnagar Memorial Tournament held at NPL in 1956 could be termed as the first All India CSIR tournament. These tournaments continued be held regularly till 1980, with a little pause during China war in 1965.

Meanwhile, CSIR considered providing greater impetus to sports within the system. An official platform was accordingly provided by forming a CSIR Sports Control Board on the lines of those in Railways, P & T etc. Formalization of a CSIR Sports Control Board took place in March, 1980 with its registration as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. In view of the objectives/ role of Sports Control Board, its nomenclature was changed to Sports Promotion Board (SPB).

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

51st SSBMT (INDOOR)-4th ZONAL

SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR INDOOR TOURNAMENT-2023

18th TO 20th JANUARY 2024

ORGANISED BY : CSIR-NGRI, HYDERABAD

18th January 2024- Thursday | Venue: CSIR-NGRI Main Building Lawn
7 AM-7.50 AMManagers Meeting in Guest House
8:00 AMWelcoming Dignitaries to the stage by NGRI Staff Club Committee
08.05 AMLighting the Lamp
8:25 AMMarch-past of the Players
8:30 AMWelcome address by Dr Prakash Kumar, Director, CSIR-NGRI & President NGRI Staff Club
8:35 AMInvited speech by Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-IICT
8:40 AM Invited speech by Dr. Vinay K. Nandicoori, Director, CSIR-CCMB
8:45 AM Invited speech by Dr. Sanjeev Khosla, President, CSIR SPB
8:50 AMAbout 51st SSBMT Address by Dr. Anuradha Madhukar, Secretary, CSIR SPB
8:55 AMAbout 51st SSBMT@NGRI, by Dr. D.Srinivasa Sarma, Chief Sct & VP NGRI Staff Club
9:00 AMOfficial Release of Souvenir, 4th Zonal 51st SSBMT (Indoor) by Chief Guest
Unveiling of the Logo and Tournament Cups & Trophies by SPB President
9:05 AMAddress by Chief Guest
9:10 AMAddress by Guest of Honor
9:15 AMChief Guest to declare the Tournament open by releasing balloons
9:20 AMOath Pledge Sri. K.V.V.Seshagiri, General Secretary, CSIR-NGRI Staff Club
9:22 AMFelicitation of the Chief Guest and SPB Officials
9:25 AMVote of Thanks by Sports Secretary, CSIR-NGRI Staff Club Dr. A. Sridhar
9:30 AMNational Anthem
9:35 AMHigh Tea/Coffee and Disperse
9:45 AMFixtures to be displayed at NGRI Staff Club (by Joint Secretary Sri. MK.Reddy)
10:00 AMSports/Games Start at respective venues
1.Carrom – CSIR-NGRI Staff Club
2.Chess – CSIR-NGRI Staff Club
3.Table Tennis – CSIR-NGRI Staff Club
4.Badminton- CSIR-NGRI Sports Complex at 4th Gate
5.Bridge – CSIR-NGRI Guest House at 4th Gate

Our Lab CSIR-NGRI is entrusted by CSIR-Sports Promotion Board, for conducting 4th Zonal, SSBMT (Indoor) games from 18-20 January, 2024. Around 08 Teams and 175 players (men & Women) are coming to participate. For this purpose, a core organisation committee is proposed as below for kind approval of Competent Authority.

1Dr. Prakash Kumar, Director & President, Staff ClubChairman
2Sri. K.V.V. Seshagiri, PTO, (Ex-Air Force) & Gen. Secretary, Staff Club-Co-Convenor
3Sri. DVS Sastry, COA (Ex-Officio), Staff ClubMember
4Sri. Anil Kumar, FAO (Ex-Officio Treasurer, Staff Club)Member
5Dr. M. J. Nandan, Chief Scientist, Head PME & BDGMember
6Dr. Devendra Kumar, Sr. Pr. Scientist, i/c, Information DivisionMember
7Dr. Kalyan Netti, Sr. Pr. Scientist, i/c IT DivisionMember
8Sri. K. Ravi Rajilingam, SPOMember
9Sri. MD. Satheesh Kumar, AOMember
10Sri. K Nageswara Rao, SSE (Civil)Member
11Dr. M. Thirupathi, P.T.O. I/c-HLSMember
12Sri. AMS Brabhakar, PTO, I/C Electrical & ACMember
13Dr. B. Dasaram, STO-3, I/C Guest HouseMember
14Dr. VL. Sampathi Kumar, Medical OfficerMember
15Sri. S.V. Ranade Sr. Security OfficerMember
16Sri. B. Venkateshwara Rao, S.T.O.I/C-TransportMember
17Sri. K. Chandra Sekhar, I/C Food CourtMember
18Sri. M. Kishore Reddy, SSA(G), Joint Secretary, Staff ClubMember
19Dr. A. Sridhar, STO-1 & Sports Secretary, Staff ClubMember
20Dr. S. Ravinder, STO-1 & Cultural Secretary, Staff ClubMember
21Dr. V. Parasharamulu, STO-1 & Literary Secretary, Staff ClubMember
22Smt. K. Sena Rani, Tech-2, Executive Member, Staff ClubMember
23Sri. I. Suresh, Tech-2, Executive Member, Staff ClubMember
24Sri. K. Lakshmana Rao, AE (C), Executive Member, Staff ClubMember
25Sri. B. Sravan Kumar, MTS, Executive Member, Staff ClubMember
26Sri. B. Laxman, STO, Executive Member, Staff ClubMember
27CSIR-SPB MemberNodal Officer
28Dr. D. Srinivasa Sarma, Chief Scientist & Vice President, Staff ClubConvener

PARTICIPATING LABS

CSIR-CGCRI

KOLKATA

CSIR-NML

JAMSHEDPUR

CSIR-IMMT

BHUBANESHWAR

CSIR-CSIO

CHANDIGARH

CSIR-NEERI

NAGPUR

CSIR-NIO

GOA

CSIR-CLRI

CHENNAI

CSIR-HRDC

GHAZIABAD

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D. Srinivasa Sarma Vice President9346250942
K.V.V. SeshagiriGeneral Secretary9573925252
M. Kishore ReddyJoint Secretary9491489028
A. SridharSports secretary8639381808
V. ParashuramuluLiterary Secretary9848575544
S. RavinderCultural Secretary8985418986
I. Suresh Executive Member8096081001
K. Lakshmana Rao Executive Member9966898539
K. Sena RaniExecutive Member9550411467
B. LaxmanExecutive Member9704642548
B. Sravan Kumar Executive Member7207413124