Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity is organising the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2015 entitled ‘The Progress of Amateur Radio – From Spark to Space’ , at the main auditorium of Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Kolkata on Saturday, 17 April 2015, to mark the 90th Anniversary of the foundation of the International Amateur Radio Union. This year it is being 1 day in advance because of Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on 18 April 2015.
Special Call Sign of AU2ARD for the occasion has been allotted by the Government of India.
The Seminar will be attended by 150 participants, about 50 HAMs and rest representatives from 30 invited schools and Scouts & Guides which includes Principals, Headmasters and Science Teachers. This effort is to catch them young and introduce them to this hobby.
The Seminar will be addressed by Dr. M. Nuruzzaman, MBBS, MD, Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly as Chief Guest and conducted by HAMs of prominence which includes Shri Sandeep Baruah, VU2MUE, Scientist with Vigyan Prasar, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Shri Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN – President of Amateur Radio Society of India and Chairman of Director of IARU Region 3, Shri Jayant Shankar Rao Bhide, VU2JAU – National Coordinator for Disaster Communication in India, Chairman of Gwalior Amateur Radio Society and recipient of Rashtriya Ekta Samman, Shri Dinesh Chandra Sharma, VU2DCT, Secretary of Hindusthan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Scouts Group Amateur Radio Club etc.
The event is live at http://www.amateurradioday.com and it is free to participate, but prior online delegate registration is necessary.
The event will be covered by media.
During this event, discussion will be held with all stake holders for formation of a National Level Organization similar to ARES in the USA.