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The CSIR Pensioners Welfare Association (CPWA) was formed on April 12, 1992 at Lucknow and registered on Nov.4, 1993 under the Uttar Pradesh Societies Registration Act No. 21 of 1860, with an all-India jurisdiction. The membership of the Association comprises of all categories of superannuated employees (DG down to Group 1) from CSIR establishments throughout India.

You will be pleased to recall that HANSA Aircraft which we saw during the visit to NAL, Laboratory facilities, has got the approval for commercial flights and soon will be in air. CSIR-IICT in collaboration with Khar Energy Optimizers has developed Accelerated Anaerobic Composting, a technology to convert water hyacinth, which covers ponds, lakes and part of rivers and is harmful to aquatic life, into useful organic fertilizers. ISRO scientists launched 104 satellites at one go creating a history and making India among top 5 positions in space research. Also a group of astronomers from Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, NIT, Jamshedpur and Newman College, Thodupuzha discovered a super galaxy cluster and named it Saraswati. This makes us all proud of the scientific achievements of our scientists and technologists.

To mark the Silver Jubilee, CPWA is bringing out a book- "25 YEARS OF CPWA - REMINISCENCES", for which a team under Dr Farhat Jaffery is tirelessly working under the guidance of our Secretary General, Dr. R.P.RastogI. This historic commemorative book will be released during the closing function of the celebrations on March 17, 2018 during the inauguration of the AGM and Symposium, being organized at NBRI, by CPWA Lucknow Chapter. On this occasion the NEWS LETTER which is being brought out by Dr J.K. Johri and his team under the guidance of Dr. Rastogi team, will also be released.

I look forward to meeting you with your dear spouses at Lucknow in large numbers for the celebrations.

With best wishes and warm regards

P. K. Seth