The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the largest research and development organisation in India, was established on 26 September, 1942, by the Government of India.
In the 1930’s, the need for establishing research organisations for the development of natural resources and new Industries in India began to come out. Then, Lt. C.V. Raman, Lt. Col. Seymour Sewell and Lt. J.C. Ghosh had proposed the creation of an advisory board of scientific research.
The CSIR has acquired many achievements, which includes, India’s first synthetic drug, methaqualone was developed in 1950, designed India’s first ever parallel processing computer, Flosolver, and many more.
Praising them, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Greetings to all those associated with @CSIR_IND on its Foundation Day. CSIR is at the forefront of furthering scientific research and innovation in India. They have also been playing a valuable role in fighting COVID-19. Best wishes to CSIR for its future endeavours”.