What’s the Leader thought
Here in CRTL, we are curious.
And we love to make this trait contagious. The importance of intellectual curiosity can hardly be discounted. CRTL was formed with a mandate of not to repeat but to create. And therein curiosity served as our mantra. Believing that a curious mind is an ever active mind, a group of engineers, scientists, artists and master technicians assembled under the top leadership of the Council and slated a journey of creating innovative solutions of whatever problems their curious minds faced in exploration and communication of science. CRTL began with catering to the in-house demand of interactive science exhibits. But ever growing popularity of its exhibits, exhibitions, planetariums, demonstration programmes etc. made it to make itself available for serving other like-minded organisations. It developed the National Agricultural Museum for ICAR, it created the first Oil Museum of the country for ONGC, it presented a science centre to Mauritius, it has curated the National Museum of Indian Cinema and when the Honourable Prime Minister of India desired to dedicate the exhibition “Uniting India: Sardar Patel” to the nation, CRTL with National Science Centre, Delhi and National Archive of India were the institutions of choice to bear the responsibility.
At this silver Jubilee year of its existence and operation since CRTL was bequeathed to the service of the nation in 1993 by the then Honourable President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, I feel indebted to the founding Director Sri Ingit Kumar Mukhopadhayay and other former Directors Sri S K Ray and Sri Subhabrata Chaudhuri for building such a strong institution. I believe, a captain is only as good as his team is. I sincerely thank all serving members of CRTL and those who has served in CRTL for making this institution uniquely capable in executing object, interactivity and experience mediated challenging knowledge dissemination projects.