Chennai, Oct 2:
The ‘Order of Friendship’ award of the Russian President Vladimir Putin was given away today to Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai, known as Father of BrahMos missile , at a function got up by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture jointly organised Indo-Russian Humanitarian Relations with Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industires and the Youth Forum of Gandhian Studies BRICS Generation at the Russian Cultural Centre, here.
Information Publicity Minister Kadambur Raju released a Tamil book, BrahMosin Vetri Manthiram, authored by Dr Sivathanu Pillai, who is also Vice President of Indo Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industries was received by Russian envoy Oleg N. Avdeev.
The function was organised in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Jayanthi Day.
The Russian Consulate General-Chennai Ms Yulia A.Antonova, Vice Consul & Director Russian Centre of Science & Culture Gennadii A.Rogalev, Indo Russian Chamber, the Indo Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Founder-Chairman, V.M.Lakshminaryanan, President Gem R.Veeramani, Vice President G.Sundaravadivelu, Secretary General P.Thangappan, Editor & Publisher of Makkal Kural & Trinity Mirror R. Muthu Kumar, Chairman, The Hindu, N.Ram, Kamala Pathippagam Publisher Dr P.Krishnan and Sivaji Productions (P) Managing Director G.Ramkumar offered their felicitations.