Coimbatore, Nov 18: Rotary Clubs of Coimbatore and Government
College of Technology (GCT) honoured M Annadurai, Project Director
of Chandrayaan-1 by conferring on him the 'Poorna Chandra' award on
Monday, Nov 17. The award was for "successfully manoeuvring
Chandrayaan-1 into the lunar orbit for expanding the scientific
knowledge about the moon, upgrading India's technological
capability and providing challenging opportunities for planetary
research for the younger generation, which will be the forerunner
to India's first manned mission to the moon".
Receiving the award from M. Alagiriswamy, President, Rotary Coimbatore West, Mr. Annadurai said he was accepting it not for what he had achieved, but for what he was going to achieve. "Chandrayaan-1 is just the beginning. There will be more steps. I accept this felicitation on behalf of my fellow scientists and all those who have stood behind me in this achievement".