The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) campus saw President Pratibha Patil appreciation, recently, when she buried a 'Time Capsule' on the campus. The same was done on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebrations and also unveiled a nanosatellite developed by the institute. Made of a special metal and containing pen-drives, chips, images and several other documents related to the landmark achievements of the IIT-K, the capsule was buried by Patil. She mentioned at the occasion that the nanosatellite Jugnu's development team, indeed is entitled to appreciation for the complex nature of tasks that they were equipped to handle.
Congratulating IIT-K students and faculty, Patil said that the institute has come a long way in its 50 years of its existence, and also called upon the institute's students and faculty members to develop such devices that can harness energy in efficient ways with minimal negative impact on the environment. Developed by a team of 50 IIT students, will help in collection of information related to floods, drought and other natural calamities.