Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Indian Amateur Radio pioneer meets Her Majesty Queen of England

National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad has pleasure to inform you that on the eve of the Commonwealth Observance Day, 8th March 2010 at the West Minster Abbey, London the Royal Commonwealth Society had invited Mrs. D. Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI, the Chief Coordinator of NIAR, to provide a testimony in the presence of Her Majesty Queen of England, Prince of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, High Commissioners of Commonwealth Countries and a group of school children etc. narrating her experiences in the field of Amateur Radio Communication and her contribution to the society for promoting Science & Technology. She was the only person who got an invitation covering this field from the 54 Commonwealth countries, which is a rare honour to an Indian lady.
After the ceremony, she had also attended the tea party at Royal Commonwealth Society and a reception at Buckingham Palace where she met Her Majesty the Queen of England and explained the Queen about her involvement in the promotion of Amateur Radio Communication in India and the activities of National Institute of Amateur radio, Hyderabad in the last three decades in disaster management.

The Commonwealth Foundation, London has shown great interest in promoting Amateur Radio Communication as a part of disaster management in the Commonwealth Nations.

During the tea party, Mrs. Bharathi had also met Mr. Dave Wilson, M0OBW, President of Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), Mr.Peter Kirby, G0TWW, General Manager, RSGB and other Officials and exchanged the information on the subject of development of Amateur Radio Communication in India and UK.

Mrs. Bharathi had also met Mr. Rojer, G3KMA, the Chairman of IOTA and Mr. Rojer, G3LQP along with Mr. Gopan, VU3HPF and Mr. Vamsi at Rojer's house on 6th March 2010.

On 10th March 2010, Ms. Ellian Richards, the Chief Editor of Radcom, RSGB met Bharathi in her hotel and interviewed her.

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