The World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2016 was held on 18 April 2016 at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, (A Unit of National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India). The event was sponsored by Aquamarine International and Trips & Tours. The theme of the seminar was: ‘Amateur Radio – A 21st Century Hobby.’
VIPs who attended the event were:
Chief Guest: Mr. Victor Singh – Principal – The Assembly of God Church School, Kolkata. Special Guest of Honour: Shri Sriramamurthy Suri (VU2MY) – Founder – National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR).
Guest of Honour: Dr. Rathindra Nath Mitra (VU2MWL) – Director – IFB Industries Ltd., and Treasurer – Bengal Amateur Radio Society – BARS.
Guest of Honour: Smt. Sumita Sahi (VU3NEI)- Film Producer and President – Society of Radio Amateurs (SORA), Patna.
Keynote Speaker: Janab Mohammad Ariff (VU2HRF) – Secretary – ARCCS, Secretary – BARS, Secretary – The Assembly of God Church School Park Street Alumni Association and General Secretary – Muslim Business Council of India.
The seminar was attended by about 25 HAMs and about 125 students, Scouts and guides.
Master of Ceremony: Miss Ramsha Tuba (VU3RTY).